Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

National Mar 10, 2020

Japan to expand online piracy law to cover manga and magazines

The government on Tuesday approved a bill to expand the nation's anti-online piracy law to encompass manga, magazines and academic texts. The current law only applies to the illicit downloading of music and videos. But following the revision of the copyright law, which the government ...

National Jan 14, 2016

Government eyes transfer of two agencies' functions to prefectures

Some functions within the Cultural Affairs Agency and Consumer Affairs Agency could be relocated to Kyoto and Tokushima prefectures, respectively, under a government plan to be finalized in March, sources said. Officials representing both agencies and local governments will discuss details later this month, including ...

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

Culture Jul 13, 2008

Japan's culture policy lingers in limbo

by Edan Corkill

It's a fact that has long puzzled devotees and plain old tourists alike. Japan's manga and anime arts have been wowing the world for more than a decade, and yet the national government still hasn't got around to setting up a proper museum for ...