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Otakon welcomes writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts

Thomas Joel - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Baltimore anime convention Otakon has added writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts to their lineup!  Read More

Event: Marc Peter Keane will speak at The Japanese Garden Training Center

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Renowned landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane will be speaking about Japanese garden aesthetics and his new book, Japanese Garden Notes, at The Japanese Garden Training Center in Portland on August 26th.  Read More

Tofugu speaks with SBP author and translator Fred Schodt

Thomas Joel - Monday, May 15, 2017

In this interview, Tofugu chats with SBP author, translator, and interpreter Frederik Schodt. Fred is known for working closely with the “God of Manga” himself, Osamu Tezuka, as a translator and interpreter. He is also one of the first writers to help bring manga to the western world with his landmark book, Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese ComicsRead More

SBP author and translator Frederik Schodt on manga and anime culture

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 21, 2017

Stone Bridge Press author and translator Frederik Schodt was in Tokyo in February to talk about his latest work, a 900-plus-page translation of a manga-form biography of legendary artist Tezuka Osamu. He also shared stories about his decades of work dedicated to sharing Japan’s manga and anime culture with the world.  Read More

​ Siege of Changchun: Memories From a Communist Famine in Homare Endo's "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Thomas Joel - Monday, April 10, 2017

Epoch Times just wrote an important article on the disturbingly inhuman tactics used by the Chinese Communist Party during the 1948 Siege of Changchun, who encircled the city, cut off all supplies, and forced thousands upon thousands of civilians to starve to death.  Read More

The Saratoga Falcon talks with Jeanette Arakawa about her memoir "The Little Exile"

Thomas Joel - Friday, March 24, 2017

Kitty Huang and Angela Lee of the Saratoga Falcon wrote an article on Jeanette Arakawa's new memoir The Little Exile and Arakawa's reflections on the social and personal ramifications of internment, past and present. Thanks Kitty and Angela!   Read More

Interview with "In the Woods of Memory" translator Takuma Sminkey

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 20, 2017

Ryukyu Shimpo recently interviewed "In the Woods of Memory" translator Takuma Sminkey (in Japanese).   Read More

Interview: Frederik L. Schodt talks Osamu Tezuka on Publisher's Weekly podcast "More To Come"

Michael Palmer - Friday, August 26, 2016

From Publisher's Weekly: In this week's podcast, More to Come's Calvin Reid interviews Frederik L. Schodt, manga expert and translator of ‘The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime’ (Stone Bridge Press) by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, a mammoth, 900 page, manga-biography of the father of modern Japanese manga. Schodt discusses the book's creation, Tezuka’s life and works and his personal history with Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga.” Read More

Interview: Osamu Tezuka Story translator Frederik L. Schodt talks Tezuka with the International Examiner

Michael Palmer - Thursday, August 25, 2016

Leonard Rifas at the International Examiner sat down with Frederik L. Schodt to talk about Osamu Tezuka and translating the newly published Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime.   Read More

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