The story of a boy who struggled to fit in and how he found himself through studying

My Notebooks: Seven Years of Tiny Great Adventures

  • An intellectual journey of “self-learning” that led to the discovery of new worlds and comrades
  • The bonds of a mother and child in the face of adversity
  • Awards winning-International Emmy [Finalist] and more

Schoolboy Asuka Umeda has been filling his "Self-Learning" notebooks for the past 7 years. For the socially awkward Asuka, what started out as a homework assignment in elementary school soon became a joyful obsession, taking him to new places and connecting him to all kinds of people. His unique, engaging writing style, developed through his journaling, has already won him numerous awards. We join him as he reflects on his journey of curious encounters and sometimes challenging self-discovery.

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