Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

Jul 8, 2016

Tokyo ward to resurrect dwelling famed for housing manga artists

Tokyo’s Toshima Ward plans to restore Tokiwa-so, a wooden apartment building known for housing many manga artists, including Osamu Tezuka, to promote the nation’s anime culture. The ward will create the building at a park near the place where Tokiwa-so originally stood, ward officials ...

Drawing on the past of Osamu Tezuka

| Jun 18, 2016

Drawing on the past of Osamu Tezuka

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In 1977, American author and translator Frederik L. Schodt and three friends formed a manga-translation group in Tokyo, with the then-quixotic dream of introducing Japanese comics to a global readership. Schodt had arrived in Japan in 1965, courtesy of a father in the United ...

Miffy gets a museum of her own

Feb 7, 2016

Miffy gets a museum of her own

To some people, Miffy is just a plain white bunny. To others, she is a prime example of minimalist art. But for six decades, she has been delighting young kids around the world, and now she is getting a museum of her own. After ...

Japanese manga goods store opens in Bangkok

Feb 6, 2016

Japanese manga goods store opens in Bangkok

An estimated 400 customers lined up in Bangkok for the opening Saturday of the first Thai branch of animate, a Japanese manga and animation goods store that features limited items, accessories and other products related to popular comic books and anime shows. The 560-square-meter ...