The Atlantic reports:
They wear knee socks, polished patent-leather shoes, and plaid jumpers, with wide-brimmed hats fastened under the chin and train passes pinned to their backpacks. The kids are as young as 6 or 7, on their way to and from school, and there is nary a guardian in sight.
A popular television show called Hajimete no Otsukai, or My First Errand, features children as young as two or three being sent out to do a task for their family. As they tentatively make their way to the greengrocer or bakery, their progress is secretly filmed by a camera crew. The show has been running for more than 25 years.[youtube.com/watch?v=e5k5XTZy0rA]
Who knew that running an errand to the neighborhood corner kiosk in Roysambu or rural centre in Kapsowar had the potential for a whole TV show…
Watch the video to see why this makes for great entertainment.
H/T Dan Wang.