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Anime Tells Fireworks Story of Nagaoka

NAGAOKA, Niigata — This city’s fireworks display draws tens of thousands of visitors every August. However, it is not just an annual summer event — locals have stories connected to the event and deep feeling for it, which is what a new short [...]

Japan has a Plan to Put Humans on the Moon Around 2030

Japan has announced a new ambitious plan to put humans on the Moon around 2030. The move comes as both India and China are involved in greatly developing their space programs. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was created in 2003 after [...]

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Michael Dougan, a Texas native, is a cartoonist, editorial illustrator, and author. Never suited to the Texas heat, as a youth, Michael spent most of his time indoors, close to an air conditioner, drawing pictures of everything from Dallas Cowboy [...]

Exhibition Celebrates Takashi Yanase’s Legacy

Akiyoshi Hatamoto reports: An exhibition featuring original works from a children’s magazine edited by manga artist and poet Takashi Yanase (1919-2013) is under way at the Poem and Marchen Gallery in Kami, Kochi Prefecture. The gallery is part of [...]

What It’s Like to Lose Your Short-Term Memory

Illustration by Perrin An exclusive excerpt from the new memoir by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee Christine Hyung-Oak Lee had a stroke at age 33. Read an excerpt from her new memoir: “But my stroke would teach me things too, among them the value of [...]

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Robert Crumb for The East Village Other, 1970

Robert Crumb – Burned Out 1970 Source: R. Crumb From the Underground to Genesis  – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2012 Paris Musées  – For R. Crumb’s Exhibition in 2012 rhade-zapan – ratak-monodosico [...]

The New Bookkeeper Is a Robot

Vipal Monga writes: Five years ago, 80 clerks and salespeople at Pilot Travel Centers LLC spent a combined 3,200 hours a week tracking and paying for orders for thousands of goods, ranging from candy bars to diesel fuel. “Today, a computer [...]