Value in the Valueless

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This is a short film based on the true story of Kosei Kai, the owner of Kai’s Kitchen and the winner of the Small Business STORY AWARD 2020 held in February by freee (, a company that supports small businesses with a mission statement “Empower Small Businesses to Take Center Stage.”

The film was released in November 2020 as a Special Short Film at the Small Business Film Fes organized by freee

Small businesses embody the passionate ideas and messages of the owners and their ways of lives. The story of one such small business is told in this 10-minute film.

The director, the production company, the music producer…the creators involved in making this film are all small business owners themselves.

The film might make you want to find something that excites you or take up a new challenge. It could remind you of the source of your passion.

May the story inspire someone to expand their way of life.

Directed by Ryohei Watanabe (USA)

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