NY Bookstore, Tokyopop Hold Japanese Pop Culture Event

posted on 2008-02-21 14:21 EST
Author Roland Kelts; Artists Hiroki Otsuka, James Barry, Melissa DeJesus

Kinokuniya Bookstores and the manga publisher Tokyopop will be holding a "How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded America!" event at Kinokuniya's New York City branch on February 27 at 6:00 p.m. The event will mark the expanded and updated paperback edition of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the U.S., a comprehensive guide written by Daily Yomuiri newspaper columnist and A Public Space magazine editor Roland Kelts. The event will also feature Tokyopop artists Hiroki Otsuka (Boys of Summer), James Barry (Warriors), and Melissa DeJesus (Sokora Refugees). Kelts will be making several more appearances in California and Washington state, including one at Sakura-Con.

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