Chatty AF 51: Learning Japanese as WOC

By: Anime Feminist April 29, 20180 Comments

Amelia and special guests Lizzie Visitante, Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell, and Minami discuss their experiences with, and provide advice for, learning Japanese as women of color!

0:00:00 Intro
0:01:29 Learning Japanese as WOC
0:11:50 Being WOC in Japan
0:26:01 Language meetups and East Asian fetishization
0:31:14 Dating outside your race
0:39:23 Perceptions of black women in Japan
0:43:06 White preference in language exchanges
0:47:41 Representations of foreign women in Japanese media
0:57:54 Treatment of foreign women in Japan
1:03:34 Advice for women or nonbinary people learning Japanese
1:14:17 Outro


Recorded Sunday 15th April 2018

Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

We Need Your Help!

We’re dedicated to paying our contributors and staff members fairly for their work—but we can’t do it alone.

You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and every single penny goes to the people and services that keep Anime Feminist running. Please help us pay more people to make great content!

Comments are open! Please read our comments policy before joining the conversation and contact us if you have any problems.

%d bloggers like this: