Posts Tagged ‘ manga ’

Kyoto International Manga Museum

Apr 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Events, Kyoto, Museums

Since the latter half of the 1980s, Japanese manga and animation have been increasing popular around the world.  More and more works are translated into other languages, manga is used in advertising materials and in the creation of public relations campaigns and has even made it’s way into Japanese textbooks.  Manga is even being used […]



Astro Boy at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

Jan 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Museums

Osamu Tezuku created one of the world’s best know manga and anime characters in Astro Boy during the 1950’s.  In Japan Astro Boy is better know as Tetsuwan Atomu, or Mighty Atom in English.  Astro Boy was serialized in Japan from 1952-1968 and was the first domestically-produced animated program on Japanese television when it debuted […]



Nihon on the Net – 12/7/08

Dec 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Nihon on the Net

If you are planning a trip to Tokyo for the holidays take note:  Tsukuji Fish Market will ban spectators at the morning auctions from December 15th to January 17th. Oscar winning animator, Hayao Miyazaki, of “Ponyo On the Cliff by the Sea” fame, spoke at a rare press conference in Tokyo at the Foreign Correspondent’s […]



Nihon on the Net – 11/30/08

Nov 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Nihon on the Net

Mitsubishi, the world’s biggest tuna trader, imports the bulk of bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean to Japan. As stocks of this staple of the sushi platter become scarcer some groups believe that there is a need to impose a partial moratorium on bluefin tuna fishing and to drastically reduce catch quotas. Is Harajuku in […]