Anime industry reunified at expo, satellite events

| Apr 11, 2014

Anime industry reunified at expo, satellite events

by Roland Kelts

AnimeJapan 2014, the rebranded and reunified annual industry trade show, exceeded organizers’ expectations last month, hosting 110,000 producers, publishers, journalists, cosplayers and public visitors. What a relief. Since 2010, the anime industry’s political divisions meant two separate shows: one in Chiba called the Anime ...

Nippon Ishin, LDP ally on separate paths

Apr 4, 2013

Nippon Ishin, LDP ally on separate paths

by Eric Johnston

As Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) gears up for this summer’s Upper House election, its relationship with New Komeito, especially over constitutional revision, has come under increased pressure. Last week, Nippon Ishin unveiled its basic policy outline for the campaign. At the ...

Rift-plagued Nippon Ishin eyes 200 for poll

Mar 5, 2013

Rift-plagued Nippon Ishin eyes 200 for poll

by Eric Johnston

Although more than 200 people nationwide have expressed interest in running as Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) candidates in the July Upper House election, internal tensions have once again raised questions about the party’s stability. Relations remain strained within the party’s Osaka ...