Manga Mania! Quick and Easy Tips to Read Manga

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: As we gear up to celebrate our 100th Anniversary, we are thrilled to present an exciting program aimed to introduce an innovative new method to learn Japanese­through manga! This program, entitled Manga Mania! Quick and Easy Tips to Read Manga, will feature renowned author and translator, Wayne Lammers. His recently published work, Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar & Structure, provides an in-depth alternative Japanese language textbook using various manga excerpts and examples and Mr. Lammers will present quick and easy tips on using manga to learn Japanese. Joining Lammers will be Fred Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan, who will provide background on the explosion of manga's popularity here in the U.S. Patrick Macias, author of TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion and co-author of Cruising the Anime City – An Otaku Guide to Neo-Tokyo, will moderate this one of a kind discussion and Japanese lesson!

This exciting panel discussion on manga and the Japanese language will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 6:00 PM at 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA. Registration begins at 5:30 PM. RSVP required. You may register online at or call 415.986.4383. Admission is $10 for members; $15 for non-members; and $5 for students with ID.

About the Japan Society of Northern California

This year, the Japan Society of Northern California is proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary! As the West Coast's leading forum on Japan and US-Japan relations, its mission is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the peoples of the United States and Japan. From politics to pop culture, the Society provides programs that help to expand knowledge, increase interaction and facilitate discussion of important issues. Learn about Hello Kitty, the feline phenomenon, watch the 'Crazy 88' characters from Kill Bill duke it out in a show of supreme swordsmanship, or listen to experts discuss the impact of China's rising status upon Japan. Stay tuned for regular updates on upcoming events and programs as we continue to celebrate the past and envision the future! For additional information, please visit the Japan Society of Northern California's website at

Co-sponsored by and books sold courtesy of Stone Bridge Press.

Japanese the Manga Way

Dreamland Japan

Cruising the Anime City

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