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 ...

Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge honored in France

Entertainment News Feb 3, 2020

Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge honored in France

Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge was honored at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France on Saturday. Tsuge, 82, received a standing ovation at an award ceremony and said he was very honored, according to a post from the festival's official Twitter account. A special exhibition ...

Doraemon clock debuts in Odaiba to mark manga's 50th anniverary

National Nov 29, 2019

Doraemon clock debuts in Odaiba to mark manga's 50th anniverary

A marionette clock based on Doraemon, the robotic cat from one of Japan's most popular manga, was unveiled Friday in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the character, which has since been turned into anime, movies and video games. The face ...

Manga creator Leiji Matsumoto recovering after collapsing in Italy

National Nov 16, 2019

Manga creator Leiji Matsumoto recovering after collapsing in Italy

Legendary Japanese manga creator Leiji Matsumoto, known for "Galaxy Express 999" and many other works, collapsed Friday in Turin, Italy, but his condition has stabilized, a source close to him said Saturday. Suspected of having a stroke, Matsumoto, 81, underwent a computed tomography scan of ...