S3E3 Part 2 The Essence of Japan: Naomi's Story from Soccer to Sake

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A journey of food, soccer and cultural insights

In this episode of 'In My Kitchen with Paula', host Paula Mohammed reunites with Naomi Eguchi, a former host and native of Kobe, Japan, for the second part of their series. They delve into: 

  • Naomi’s life, from her soccer career to her insights on Japanese culture.
  • Food, and the unique experience of staying in a Ryokan and visiting Onsens. 
  • Naomi discusses the difference in social customs between Japan and North America.
  • Must try foods in different Japanese regions like Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima. 
  • Naomi shares her journey of transitioning from athlete to entrepreneur with Realign First, exploring the struggles and successes of that path.
  •  Paula's conversation with Naomi also covers broader themes of Japanese values, social behavior, and expectations.

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