Finding Confidence in One's Identity

Rene Goes to School

28m 00s
Broadcast on September 28, 2022 Available until September 28, 2023

Rene is a Cameroonian manga creator. His popular manga deals with the cultural differences he faced growing up as an African boy in Japan. Now, Rene meets with foreign children living in Japan to turn their experiences into manga. On this episode, we meet seventeen-year-old Upama from Nepal, who came to Japan at the age of four. Unable to fit in at Japanese school and in Nepal, she struggles with her racial identity. We follow Rene and Upama as they create a manga and introduce it at an event.

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