Niigata city has joined the long line of municipalities using manga and anime for economic revitalization. But Niigata officials say they intend to make the prefectural capital the true "Manga City" of Japan.
A key highlight of the push will be the Niigata Anime and Manga Festival 2011 on Feb. 26-27, which combines three events, officials said.
Tenchijin will hold the Japan Earthquake Relief Event “Yattemare!” in Goshogawara, a city in the Tohoku region of Japan, on Sunday afternoon. “Yattemare” means “Let’s do it together” in Tsugaru dialect, and is also a phrase yelled by revelers of Tachineputa Festival, the largest summer festival of Goshogawara.
A 12-year-old Japanese girl won first prize at an international competition for young violinists in Poland, her father said in Japan on Friday. Yurika Shima, who hails from Kobe and currently lives in Vienna, won the first prize for violinists aged under 13 at the 4th International Miroslaw Lawrynowicz Young Violinist Meeting, a four-day violin contest held from Monday in the city of Plock.
After joining Fuji Television Network Inc in 1962, he worked on popular entertainment program ‘‘The Manzai,’’ featuring comic dialogues. He also worked on other popular entertainment shows, leading many comedians to break through to stardom.