Daniel Kahl

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Daniel Kahl delivering supplies to disaster-hit areas in Fukushima in September 2011

Daniel Kahl (born 30 March 1960 in Monrovia, California) is an American of German descent and a foreign TV personality (gaijin tarento) in Japan. He is famous for speaking fluent Yamagata-ben, the very rural dialect of Yamagata Prefecture. He mainly works as a television reporter for human interest stories in Japan, such as travel and gourmet programs.

Following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in eastern Japan on 11 March 2011, Kahl was active in relief efforts in the affected areas, hauling food, supplies, and equipment for fishermen. He also helped in combatting the spread of false information regarding the spread of radiation in Fukushima after the nuclear accident there.[1]


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