Nanjing to host Japan-China manga display

Kyodo

An exhibition of works by Japanese and Chinese manga artists will be held next month in Nagoya’s Chinese sister city of Nanjing, Aichi Gov. Hideaki Omura said.

The event was initially slated for last September but was postponed amid the wave of anti-Japan riots in China over the Senkaku Islands dispute.

Omura plans to go to Nanjing to attend the opening ceremony for the exhibition, which is scheduled to run March 24 to 28.

“Japan-China relations are still in a difficult state, but we would like to step up mutual exchanges, especially at a time like this,” he said Monday.

September’s event was to have been part of a slew of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China.