Our podcast aims to demonstrate how exploring a new culture (in these stories, Japanese culture) can enrich one's life, but the same mentality of open-mindedness and adaptability can apply to just about anything. We believe a single moment of curiosity can lead to a lifelong pursuit, or simply allow us to realize the unexpected opportunities life presents and help us make more meaningful connections along the way. We hope our listeners hear these stories and feel inspired to embrace what is unfamiliar.
Our podcast program is made possible thanks to the support of the
Toshiba International Foundation
In this episode, we talk to Susan Napier, a hailed author, researcher, and professor of Japanese literature, films, and culture at Tufts University. In our conversation, we discuss Susan's experience studying abroad in Japan and passion for the dark, rich, and enigmatic culture of Japanese anime.