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§ History & Development


§ Roles & Effects in Japan
§ Japanese Comics In Asian Comic Industry
§ Japanese Comics And Western Comic Industry
§ Future Of Japanese Comic Industry
§ Conclusion
History
§ Originated from caricatures of ancient scrolls 1000
years ago
§ People read comics for fun and for education
§ Is a popular culture that influences fashion, hairstyles,
makeup, etc.
§ Is seen as a medium that can convey information of
other media: even the Japanese Ministry of Education
utilizes the genre into its textbooks
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§ Mhe drawing tradition on temple walls, ceilings and
scrolls.
§ Improvement in publishing technology: woodblock
printing which can create thousands of copies of one
block.
§ Mhe influence from the West (19th century - 20th
century): trading, diplomatic relations and drawing
technique => comics also spread to the rest of the
world through comics exporting business
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§ At the beginning of 1970s: comic was enormously
expanded
§ since the 1980s, general truly gained popularity and
legitimacy as entertainment
§ Comic is one of the most popular forms of mass
entertainment in Japan
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§ Hokusai:
§ Mhe 1st direct ancestor of comic, who most influenced
Western artists
§ Rakuten Ȃ one of the fathers of modern comic, also the
pioneer in bringing the Japanese comic to the world
§ Mezuka Osamu (1960-1989): God of comic
ÿ Had a great contribution to help comic become what
they are today
ÿ Author of the following comic books: Astro Boy, Black
Jack, Kimba the white lion, Princess Knight (the 1st
comic for girls)
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According to Ministry of
Economy, Mrade and Industry
(MEMI): Japan is in danger of
losing its status as the world's
second largest economy in the
next 10 years.

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Japanese government printed a
comic book called DzCount on
Our Hopes for Japan's Futuredz.
     
§ Mhe main character
Nozomi Mitsuno (which
means Ǯhope of lightǯ)
made the policy become
easy to understand and
fun
§ Aimed at young readers
(middle school · young
workers)
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§ Mo unify East Asian economies
§ Mo reduce the carbon dioxide level
§ Mo develop cooperations between small- and mid-
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: 30 years (Japan
& around the world)
§ Heavily based on  
charactersǯ costumes
§ Any kind of Japanese fashion that
looks dramatic and manga-like,
including Gothic Lollita and video
gamesǯ charactersǯ costumes

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by Japanese government to be introduced to the
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§   uses cosplay to
encourage private-level diplomacy
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change of hairstyle &
make-up

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§ Nation building?
§ Encourage harmony between different ethnic groups
in Japan?
§ Press freedom with responsible?
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§ Japanese comic is a center of Asian comic industry.
§ Biggest competitors
§ Understanding the needs · created comics based on
Asian lifestyle to attract more Asian readers/ fans
§ Festival comics are held in many Asian countries:
Vietnam, wingapore, Maiwanǥ.
§ walomoon, Doreamon and Hello Kitty are the first
comics create a ǥin some Asian Countries
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§ Doraemon is the first comic come to Vietnam
§ Comics festival
§ Education (drawing comic program in Hong Bang
University)
§ Created impact on young generationǯs lifestyle (make up,
fashion & hair style, study Japanese)
§ Vietnamese subtitle
§ Reading style of Japan
§ Interaction from other technology communication
(reading comic on mobile)
§ wummit in Vietnam
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