A Nonpartisan Parliamentary Association aiming to open a base facility to offer information about Japanese manga and anime held a general meeting in Tokyo yesterday. Acclaimed anime director Hideaki Anno was invited as a guest speaker to appeal the necessity of a place to preserve important materials. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japanese government is looking to construct the "National Manga Center" - a museum dedicated to Japanese pop culture such as manga, anime and video games - as part of the Cool Japan initiative. Hit the jump to learn more.