Cartoon dreams: Netflix’s Japan anime school targets booming demand
29 October 2021 | 8:34 am
A Netflix-funded anime academy in Tokyo trains the next generation of cartoon artists as global demand for the genre soars. Japan is facing a shortage of skilled animators, in part because most face years toiling in low-paying jobs to learn the ropes, meaning much of the painstaking frame-by-frame drawing work is outsourced overseas.
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An endeavor to provide education for children belonging to the marginalized Reang tribes of the northeastern Indian state of Tripura is bringing hope to some of India's most vulnerable children.
Tokyo has signed agreements with a number of African countries as competition with China for key raw materials and minerals heats up.
The water was collected from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was heavily damaged in a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The decision has sparked outrage from environmental groups.
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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government is facing a wave of criticism at home and abroad after allowing the release of treated radioactive water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean.
The deputy premier of Bavaria, Hubert Aiwanger, was accused by a major German daily of penning and circulating an antisemitic pamphlet in his school days. But his elder brother said later in the day he was the author.
For decades, the United States and Soviet Russia were the only countries that had landed on the moon. Then came China and India. Now, Japan is trying for the second time in 2023.
Tokyo has summoned the Chinese ambassador over hundreds of crank calls believed to originate from China. Japan has begun to release treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which Beijing says is not safe.
People in northeastern Japan, especially fishermen, fear that the controversial decision to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant will inflict new hardships on them.
Toyota said it was suspending operations at 14 manufacturing plants in Japan due to a system malfunction. The company was investigating the issue, and did not suspect cyberattack.
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