In this episode, we welcome back Professor Steve McCarty to discuss the book KUKAI THE UNIVERSAL by Ryotaro Shiba, translated by Akiko Takemoto.
Steve McCarty was born in Boston and specialized in Japan at the University of Hawaii for an MA degree in Asian religions. He has been a full Professor for 22 years of his 40 years in Japan. He currently lectures for Osaka Jogakuin University and the government foreign aid agency JICA, briefing officials from around the world on Japanese People and society. He publishes on Japan, Asian studies, Buddhist syncretism, Japanese-English bilingualism, language teaching, and online education. See links to publications on Japan and to previous Deep in Japan podcasts at his website: Japanned.
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