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Meiji University Offers Anime/Manga Summer Program

posted on by Heather Skinner

Meiji University is offering a program aimed to bring students to Japan this August. The "Cool Japan" summer program is the first program of its kind at Meiji University, which is one of Japan's top private universities. The August 2-13 program includes 12 Days of field trips, hands-on studio workshops, lectures by experts, and a trip to Kyoto. The course is available only in English.

The program focuses on manga and anime, and it is designed so that students will learn about topics such as: Akihabara's role in anime and manga, how anime received its identity, how manga magazines characterize Japanese manga, J-Pop's influence and global identity, building design in Tokyo, Japanese idols, and a hands-on experience as a manga artists' assistant and much more.

Cool Japan's instructors are Kaichirō Morikawa, Kate Allen with John Ingulsrud, Hirohito Miyamoto, Yukari Fujimoto, Otaku USA Editor-in-Chief and jaPress co-founder Patrick Macias, Midori Matsui, Azby Brown, Renato Rivera Rusca, Otaku Encyclopedia author Patrick W. Galbraith, Everett Kennedy Brown, Tsuyoshi Ogawa, and Alex Kerr.

The deadline to register was July 8, but it has been extended for applicants who are within Japan.

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