National Aug 26, 2013

Matsue drops request to curb student access to A-bomb manga

The Matsue education board decided Monday to retract its request to limit student access to the comic book "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen") amid reports that sales of manga are soaring. The board in the capital of Shimane Prefecture, had urged municipal elementary and junior ...

Editorials Aug 23, 2013

Hiding the reality of war

he Matsue City board of education in Shimane Prefecture has limited students' access to the best-selling, anti-war manga series "Hadashi no Gen" since December.

National Aug 23, 2013

Board's request to restrict 'Barefoot Gen' assailed

The Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, board of education is bent on covering up negative aspects of Japan's wartime history, as evidenced by its decision to have local elementary and junior high schools curb student access to the longtime iconic anti-war manga "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot ...

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

National Aug 22, 2013

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

After the Matsue board of education caused a stir last week by restricting student access to an iconic manga about the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and other wartime cruelties, it said Thursday that 44 of 49 school principals polled in the city ...

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

National Jul 25, 2013

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

by Ayako Suga

"Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen"), a manga series by the late Keiji Nakazawa, marks the 40th anniversary of its publication this year, reminding both child and adult readers alike of the horrors of nuclear warfare. The series started in the June 4, 1973, edition of ...