Uniting People Through Manga

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on October 19, 2020 Available until October 19, 2021

On this episode, we meet manga creator René Hoshino from Cameroon who's been living in Japan since childhood after his mother remarried to a Japanese national. Growing up, he has often been the target of prejudice and discrimination, but using his artistic skills, he turned this harsh experience into a best-selling manga that fosters understanding as it touches on serious matters with a little bit of humor. We also drop by a café in Tokyo where Korean-born Woo Youngju works as head barista.

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