May 01, 2021
Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office
By Seoho Lee
While relations have soured, pop culture exchanges are going strong – in both directions.
August 31, 2016
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
By Yukari Easton
Japan's cultural appeal is at its best when the government takes a hands off approach.
January 19, 2016
Japan: The Manga Military
By Matthew Brummer
How Japan's "Creative Industrial Complex" is using manga to shape public perceptions.
October 16, 2013
Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94
Cartoonist’s bread-inspired hero is ubiquitous in Japan, beloved by children.
January 25, 2012
Manga at the British Museum
A new exhibition of the work of manga artist Hoshino Yukinobu brings a refreshing art form to London.
April 25, 2011
Japan’s Robot Love Hurts
Why wasn’t robot-loving Japan able to dispatch any useful specimens in the crucial weeks following the earthquake?
February 27, 2011
An Unexpected Manga Artist
Emerging comic artist Wisut Ponnimit stands out for his positive themes, talent—and for not being Japanese.
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