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OtakuUSA speaks with Frederik L. Schodt and others to celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th Birthday

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 05, 2018

To celebrate Osamu Tezuka's 90th birthday, OtakuUSA's Danica Davidson spoke with Frederik L. Schodt, Jared Cook, and a bunch of publishers who have helped to bring the God of Manga's work out in English. Read More

OtakuUSA interviews Amy Chavez on Japanese etiquette

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 09, 2018

A big thank you to Danica Davidson at OtakuUSA Magazine for taking the time to interview Amy Chavez on her new book Amy's Guide to best Behavior in Japan.   Read More

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