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Nele Noppe

Aso's omission of the anime industry - 0 views

  • Aso's Angel

    ...appears to be the manga industry, if this recent speech is any indication. It's telling that the Prime Minister focused exclusively on manga and not anime, which has "entered the global lexicon" and enjoys great popularity abroad well. Was it simply a slip of the tongue or an actual slight -- a sign that the troubled industry simply isn't worth saving to The Powers that Be?

Nele Noppe

Prime Minister Asō: Anime, Manga Are Part of Japan's Recovery - 0 views

  • According to Asō, the market for Japan's cultural exports could worth 20 to 30 trillion yen (US$200-300 billion) if business opportunities are exploited. Japan's cultural exports is one of the three pillars upon which Asō is relying for economic growth; the other two are a 'low-carbon revolution" and a "society of health and longevity."
Nele Noppe

Taro Aso: The Millionaire Slumdog - 0 views

  • And yet Aso makes the most hair-raisingly hilarious slip-ups in the art of kanji reading. Not surprisingly perhaps, since by his own admission, the prime minister does not do much reading apart from his beloved manga comic books. Kanji do not have a very great part to play in the world of manga, where communication mostly takes place in howls of one syllable.
  • And yet Aso makes the most hair-raisingly hilarious slip-ups in the art of kanji reading. Not surprisingly perhaps, since by his own admission, the prime minister does not do much reading apart from his beloved manga comic books. Kanji do not have a very great part to play in the world of manga, where communication mostly takes place in howls of one syllable.
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    Oh dear.
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