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Manga Time at Musée Hergé

This is me in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. A great place for a fan of manga and bandes dessinées. Tout le monde knows Tintin, the journalist, his dog Milou, and his friend, Captain Haddock. This museum for Georges P. Remi alias Hergé … Continue reading

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Paris – Cité de l’Art Japonais !!

Japan in Paris, France. La Cité de l’amour, mais aussi la cité de l’art japonais. Only a couple of hours from London St. Pancras, and cheap, if you book the Eurostar in advance and a nice Paris Hotel online. If … Continue reading

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Manga History in Fukuoka City Museum

SAZAESAN TEN. This was the poster for the recent Sazesan-exhibition in Fukuoka. I had the pleasure to check it out during the “Asia in Today’s World”-Summer School in Kyushu. Did you know that the manga artist Hasegawa Machiko invented her … Continue reading

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Japan in Victorian England in Manga

I am preparing a Third Thursday Lecture on the “Chōshū Five”. This group of samurai came to London in 1863 to study Western science. They were hosted by Prof. Alexander Williamson, chemist at University College London, who himself had been … Continue reading

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BLACK JACK screening on 13 April, 18 May !

Dear friends ! BLACK JACK comes to town. We’ll screen the anime version of Tezuka Osamu’s famous medical manga at Cinema City Norwich, screen 2, on Sunday, 13 April 2014, at 16.30h   & Sunday, 18 May 2014, at 14.15h. All … Continue reading

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Manga Region of Japan?

Hey Manga-Fans ! Ever seen this train carriage in Kyoto? Manga writer Taniguchi Jirō happens to be my favourite. Especially the time travel story Haruka na machi e/Distant Neighbourhood, which was recently turned into a live action movie by Sam Garbarski. … Continue reading

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CJS at Sakaiminato Manga Museum

Whoever is born in the year of he fire horse (1966) in Japan, knows about the impact of superstition on society. In that year, birth rates dropped dramatically: Girls born in that period were foretold a severe destiny. The Japanese … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the “Chōshū Five” in Norwich

Thank you, Prof Yasuyoshi Saitō, Dr Herb Fondevilla, and colleagues from the University of Tsukuba Hospital, for your recent visit to Norwich. We checked out the Sainsbury Centre (picture to the left), then the “Arts in Hospital“-project at Norwich and … Continue reading

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NNUH “Arts in Hospital” Project and CJS in Tsukuba

Exploring CULTURES OF CARE in ageing Britain and Japan   Back in the famous science city Tsukuba ! First time since 1995. Wow !! What a calm and green place, growing and with a new train line to Tokyo. And … Continue reading

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THE BODY in Japan and its Mass Media

CJS Workshop at the Sainsbury Institute on 17 May These young and dynamic researchers gave seven awesome papers at our annual Japanese Media Studies Research Workshop. Before our local football team, the Canaries, secured Norwich’s place in next season’s Premier … Continue reading

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