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Japan Brings Barefoot Gen to Non-Proliferation Event

posted on 2007-04-30 10:29 EDT
The Japanese government is presenting Barefoot Gen, the semiautobiographical manga by atomic bomb survivor Keiji Nakazawa, at a Vienna, Austria meeting on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Japan is urging every government and non-governmental organization there to read 30 English-translated copies at the first preparatory committee meeting for the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons from April 30 to May 11. Foreign minister Taro Aso is a well-known manga fan who has officially used manga before. Ambassador Yukiya Amano is chairing this meeting. Source: Chunichi Shimbun

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