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Japan Bans Child Porn, But Excludes Manga, Anime

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament has passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children i...

Comic Con, New Orleans Style!

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Being a geek, I love a Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention. Thousands of people with whom I have much in common (I refer to it, at least in my head, as being...

7-Year-Old Japanese Dancer Has A Little Too Much Energy

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.20.2013 | Comedy

Seven-year-old dancer, Ririri, is probably a little more popular than you were when you were her age. She has almost 60,000 followers on Twitter and h...

How These Mind-Controlled Cat Ears Almost Didn't Become A Reality

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

As NeuroSky Vice President David Westendorf tells it, it was a shy product planner at a Japanese high-tech fashion company,who came up with the idea. ...

Taming Mind-Controlled Cat Ears: A Firsthand Experience

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Technology

Before I put on the cat ears, NeuroSky publicist Kendall Hurley tells me a story. Wearing the cat ears at a product launch party in LA, she was embarr...

Revolutionary Girls

Susan J. Napier | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Why would a series set in 18th century France appeal so widely to Japanese and Western audiences in the 20th century? The answer is actually quite easy: Rose of Versailles is unprecedented in many ways among the manga and anime of that time.

Japan: 2-D Romances With Comic Book Characters A Thriving Subculture Phenomenon

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The New York Times magazine has an interesting story this week by Lisa Katayama on what is described as a "thriving subculture" whereby comic book fan...

Japan Looks To Comic Books To Rescue Economy

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While other countries bail out banks, slash interest rates and prop up struggling industries, Japan is pinning its hopes for economic recovery on a le...