Japanese Government officially recognizes Anime and Manga as Art

posted on 2000-10-14 16:16 EDT

A recently published "educational white paper" by the Japanese Ministry of Education states "anime and manga are among the most important forms of artistic expression in the modern Japanese cultural environment." Regarding anime and manga, the White Paper remarks that, "They are highly recognized and popular abroad, and many anime created in Japan have spread in renown overseas." Anime is particularly commended through the statement, "Japanese animations are a unique form of expression and display a minute attention-to-detail, due to the craftsmen-like talents of the animators."

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