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Japan Times
Jul 26, 2021
Japanese horror manga win U.S. awards touted as Oscars of comics
Junji Ito's 'Remina' and 'Venus in the Blind Spot' have picked up prizes in the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 5, 2021
Japanese manga series 'Golgo 13' tops record for most volumes published
In the series, Duke Togo, a highly skilled assassin for hire, takes on various assignments around the world.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2021
For manga's striving artists, success lurks online
Cartoonist Kamentotsu says the industry has changed from 'farming' artists to 'hunting' for them.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2020
50-year-old Doraemon comics become a smash hit during pandemic
More than 5 million comic books and other publications featuring the robotic cat were printed in the 12 months to November as children were forced to stay home amid the pandemic.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 17, 2019
Four Japanese publishers sue U.S. 'pirate' manga websites
Four Japanese publishers have filed a damages lawsuit with a court in New York against several U.S.-hosted websites that allow visitors to view manga, alleging "massive" copyright infringement.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2018
Publisher Shogakukan withdraws and apologizes for comic that mocks Genghis Khan
After it drew a barrage of criticism from Mongolians, Japanese publisher Shogakukan Inc. said Tuesday it is withdrawing the latest issue of a monthly cartoon magazine featuring an insulting picture of Mongolia's national hero, Genghis Khan.
Feb 23, 2018
Mongolia protests to Japan over vulgar manga picture mocking Genghis Khan
Mongolia lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan on Friday after a monthly kid's comic magazine included a picture of national hero Genghis Khan with a crude sketch of male genitalia across his forehead.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2015
Kushiro seeks lift from locally set manga
The Hokkaido city of Kushiro has started a promotional effort in which it seeks to raise its profile by creating a girls' manga series set in the region.
Japan Times
May 12, 2014
'Gourmet' comic stokes Fukushima ire
The popular manga series "Oishinbo" came under fire again Monday after a character based on a real-life former mayor refers to Fukushima Prefecture in its latest issue as unlivable because of the radiation leaking from the ruined power plant there.
Japan Times
Apr 30, 2014
Manga about work at Fukushima No. 1 stirs locals' ire
Cartoon characters who suffered nosebleeds after a visit to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are turning into a headache for manga publisher Shogakukan.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on