National / 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. The publishers say that the websites, which offer content in Japanese, are successors of the now-shuttered pirate ...

'Gourmet' comic stokes Fukushima ire

National May 12, 2014

'Gourmet' comic stokes Fukushima ire

by Reiji Yoshida

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. The Fukushima Prefectural Government fired ...

Manga about work at Fukushima No. 1 stirs locals' ire

National Apr 30, 2014

Manga about work at Fukushima No. 1 stirs locals' ire

by Tomohiro Osaki

Cartoon characters who suffered nosebleeds after a visit to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are turning into a headache for manga publisher Shogakukan. Locals are apparently angry about the "misleading" depictions in an episode of the popular manga series "Oishinbo" published Monday in the ...