AnimeJapan 2015 sees the big picture

| Mar 27, 2015

AnimeJapan 2015 sees the big picture

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For most in Japan, April marks the start of the new working year. But for the anime and manga industries, it all begins in March. Last weekend, the second annual AnimeJapan trade fair overtook Tokyo Big Sight, with more than 120,000 total attendees (a ...

Mar 23, 2015

Japan ready to host world's first 'otaku' summit

Organizers are getting ready to host the world’s first otaku (geek) summit this weekend as Japan looks to boost the international fan base for its manga and anime. Like-minded enthusiasts from at least 18 nations will converge on the Otaku Expo on Saturday and ...

'The Anime Encyclopedia' goes full digital

| Feb 27, 2015

'The Anime Encyclopedia' goes full digital

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“The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation” will be released March 3. Editions 1 and 2, published in 2001 and 2006 respectively, have long proved invaluable to English-speaking scholars, fans and writers, serving as reliably exhaustive and often highly entertaining ...

Jan 5, 2015

Foreign Ministry details 'Japan House' propaganda initiative

The Foreign Ministry plans to set up new cultural centers in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in fiscal 2016 to spread information on Japan’s culture, technology and diplomatic policies abroad. The facilities, called Japan House communication centers, are intended to promote Japanese culture ...