Japanese Renowned Author Taichi Sakaiya Dies

Japanese renowned author Taichi Sakaiya dies

Renowned Japanese author Taichi Sakaiya, who also served in key government posts, died of multiple organ failure on Friday. He was 83.

Sakaiya was born in Osaka City, western Japan, in 1935. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a degree in economics, he started working for the trade and industry ministry in 1960.

'attack On Titan' Author Isayama Hajime Announces Marriage

'Attack on Titan' author Isayama Hajime announces marriage

Popular manga 'Attack on Titan' ('Shingeki no Kyojin') author Isayama Hajime has announced his marriage. 

In a blog entry titled 'My Last Update for 2018,' he wrote, "It's a personal matter, but I got married this year. With my companion, I will work even harder as a manga artist and a person."

Author Discloses History Of Down Syndrome To Raise Awareness

Author discloses history of Down syndrome to raise awarenessDavid Wright of Canada is specialized in the history of medicine and disability, and has a younger sister with Down syndrome.
In his book, "Downs: the history of a disability," the author focuses on Down syndrome as well as intellectual disability along with his personal experiences. The book was recently translated into the Japanese language with the supports from avid researchers in Japan.

'anpanman' Author Yanase Remembered For Self-sacrificial Efforts

'Anpanman' author Yanase remembered for self-sacrificial effortsTakashi Yanase, creator of the hugely popular manga and anime character and "friend of justice" Anpanman, has died at the age of 94. Yanase created Anpanman as a hero who would give pieces of his head -- made of bread filled with red bean paste -- to people who were hungry, not worrying about any harm done to himself. After his death, he was compared to that hero.