Uniting People Through Manga
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.
René working on his latest manga
René visits his parents to share a meal together
René poses for a photo with children at the release of his newest manga
Woo Youngju is head barista at a café in Shibuya