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NYC's Japan Society Hosts Dan Pink Talk on Dōjinshi

posted on by Egan Loo

New York City's Japan Society will host a special discussion with Dan Pink, a business writer who recently received a fellowship from the society to study the Japanese manga industry, on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. Pink will talk about the relationship between Japan's established manga publishers and the vast community of dōjinshi artists, and how they benefit each other.

As a result of his research, Pink, who earlier in his career was the chief speechwriter for then-U.S. Vice President Al Gore, partnered with former Tokyopop artist Rob Ten Pas to write The Adventures of Johnny Bunko. Pink describes his work as the first business book in the United States to be published in a manga format. A signing will follow the main presentation.

Tickets for the discussion are priced at US$10 for general audiences, US$8 for Japan Society members, and US$5 for students and seniors. The tickets can be purchased online at the Japan Society website or at the Society's box office located at 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017.

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