We’ve been on the Bunden Channel.

Although it’s not my turn for staff blog this month, I’m Chihiro Okada, Japan staff.

Around the fall of 2023, returnee ministry was featured in a program called “Church Times” on Inochi no Kotoba’s YouTube channel, the Bunden Channel. So, I spoke a little about it.

I haven’t been on another YouTube channel since I recorded CGNTV before I gave birth…I was a little nervous.


【Behind-the-scenes story of the filming (1)〜 the same outfit!】

Shooting was taken place at Inochi no Kotoba sha, but just as we were about to start filming, we realized something was wrong! The color and pattern of the jacket was the same as that of the guest, Mr. DK (who shared his honest thoughts on his experience as a returnee with us….thanks to Mr. DK). Thankfully, Mr. DK had brought another outfit with him, so he changed into it. I should have brought another dress in a different color. I guess shooting is hard work, isn’t it?


【Behind-the-scenes story of the filming (2)〜 What is the script?】

When I arrived and received the script, well, it was just a scene set-up, and the content was almost blank. During the filming, my head was filled with things I wanted to say at a tremendous pace several times, and I thought, “What? What should I do?I felt like I was talking my head off, and I couldn’t even think of what I wanted to say. But the power of editing is amazing. I am very grateful to have my rambling story summarized in such a way. And then it happened. After the shoot, I said, “Oh, that’s right, I couldn’t say it earlier, but… returnees are going through this…” “Oh, that’s what I wanted to tell you in the show…” I heard that the camera was rolling as it was, and they said they would include it later in the editing, but I don’t think they actually did. YouTubers are amazing, aren’t they?


There are two videos, Part 1 and Part 2. Please take a look. It seems that the first part has been viewed more than 10,000 times. That’s amazing. I hope that through this, the understanding of returnees will be deepened.


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【Part 1】


【Part 2】

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