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Japanese school board bans acclaimed anti-war manga via the Guardian

Hadashi No Gen (Barefoot Gen), about aftermath of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, was removed from libraries in Matsue city A Japanese manga series considered an anti-war classic has caused a stir in Japan after a school board in the … Continue reading

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‘Beginnings’ in Japanese! via GoRaina.com

A few days ago, I learned that the manga Barefoot Gen has been banned from some schools in Japan for its depiction of violence. If you’ve ever seen me talk, you might know that Barefoot Gen is one of my … Continue reading

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Neo-nationalists Target Barefoot Gen via Japan Focus

Matthew Penney MATSUE–Copies of “Hadashi no Gen” (Barefoot Gen), an internationally renowned manga about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, have been pulled from school library shelves here due to graphic descriptions of violence committed by Japanese troops. The city’s education … Continue reading

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Barefoot Gen creator Keiji Nakazawa passes away via Comic Book Resources

Keiji Nakazawa, who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima as a child and wrote the internationally acclaimed Barefoot Gen about his experiences, died Dec. 19 of lung cancer. He was 73. Nakazawa was 7 years old on Aug. 6, 1945, … Continue reading

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