Gentaro Ichii

For Gentaro Ichii's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Chinese manga artist opens new chapter in Sino-Japanese exchanges

Dec 19, 2012

Chinese manga artist opens new chapter in Sino-Japanese exchanges

Even though tensions between Japan and China are running high over the Senkaku territorial dispute, the popularity of Japanese manga among Chinese youths is continuing to span the divide between the two nations. And now, Xiada, a 31-year-old Chinese manga artist, may be opening ...

Journal on Japan popular in China despite protests

Nov 7, 2012

Journal on Japan popular in China despite protests

At around the time major Beijing bookstores were pulling Haruki Murakami’s best-seller “1Q84″ from shelves in late September as the row with China over the Senkaku Islands was escalating, some 100,000 orders for a Chinese journal specializing in Japanese society and culture poured into ...