Japanophiles: Francesco Panto

Japanology Plus

28m 00s
Broadcast on August 3, 2023 Available until March 31, 2026

*First broadcast on August 3, 2023.
An Italian psychiatrist who uses an original "anime therapy" approach is the guest in this episode of Japanophiles, an occasional series in which we look at Japan through the eyes of residents who originally come from other parts of the world. Francesco Panto was bullied as a child but took comfort in anime. That led to his unusual approach to improving mental health. We hear Panto's story and learn how his work might help to address the widespread challenge of mental health issues among young Japanese.

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