Why a TOKYOPOP Asian Film Award?

IMG_3301TOKYOPOP Fam: 안녕하세요!!  (anyong-haseyo = hello in Korean) Every year during the heat of summer, a suburb outside of Seoul lights... Read More

Digging up Roots in the motherland Sicily

IMG_2881TOKYOPOP Fam: Buongiorno! As an American, 4th of July brings out celebrations of our nation’s independence over two centuries ago –... Read More

Mascot Heaven at the Licensing Show

IMG_1735TOKYOPOP Fam: Out here in LA, we’re in the midst of June Gloom, where sunny Southern California stays grey and... Read More

TOKYOPOP evolving

tokyopoprevolutionTOKYOPOP Fam: Happy Monday! For those of you who read my blog, you know that I bounce all over the... Read More

Manga as Propaganda

jieitai02TOKYOPOP Fam: It’s Memorial Day weekend in the United States, which means not only barbecue with friends and family but... Read More

Comics can Save the World

facebook_banner2TOKYOPOP Fam: Happy Mother’s Day from beautiful Santa Monica, California!  It’s nice to be back in the good ol’ USA... Read More

China vs. Japan: Can One Love Both?

chinajapanflagsTOKYOPOP Fam: Hi everyone! So, the “fight of the century 2015” just wrapped with Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeating Manny Pacquiao... Read More

Co-working space and Cyberport in Hong Kong

IMG_1199TOKYOPOP Fam: 你好 (Ni hao)!from 香港(Hong Kong)! I’ve just spent the past two weeks in China – starting in Beijing,... Read More

Naruto 2.5 Theater

NARUTO_LOGO_1120TOKYOPOP Fam: Konbanwa 今晩は from Tokyo!! It’s supposedly spring but it’s been rainy and cold – at least it was... Read More

Shojo manga password privacy campaign in Harajuku

IMG_0913TOKYOPOP Fam: In Japan, manga is used for all kinds of purposes besides just entertaining people.  I’ve seen manga used... Read More

Sakura season!

IMG_0875TOKYOPOP Fam: It’s the very end of March 2015 and gorgeous spring weather here in Tokyo! Guess what that means?... Read More

The Simpsons + Akira = BARTKIRA!

IMG_0734TOKYOPOP Fam: Spring is finally here – and it feels great! I’ve been in Tokyo the past week, attending Anime... Read More

Four years after Japan’s Tsunami

IMG_0603March 11, 2015   It has been four years since the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan.... Read More

Parasyte – Live Action Film Review

parasyte-kiseijuu-indonesia-poster                TOKYOPOP Fam: When I first started TOKYOPOP, there were two main reasons... Read More

Otaku Culture in Poland

IMG_0228TOKYOPOP Fam: Cześć! It never ceases to amaze me how far and wide otaku culture reaches. Honestly, when I started... Read More

Happy Lunar New Year 2015! Year of 喜洋洋 :-)

goatTOKYOPOP Fam: 新年快乐!!   恭禧发财!! It’s officially the Lunar New Year worldwide!  For all of you who follow Chinese culture,... Read More

The Upcoming Revolution of Urban Planning driven by Self-Driving Cars

selfdriving07Sometimes I ponder the future. Technology is our new god, and what will this god bring us? I suppose it’s... Read More

Trans + Parent = (R)evolution

transparentTOKYOPOP Fam: You may be aware that Internet platforms such as Amazon, Hulu and of course Netflix are expanding aggressively... Read More

Why “Guardians of the Galaxy” should win Best Picture Oscar

oscar-awardsTOKYOPOP Fam: Hi everyone!  I’m in sunny Los Angeles right now and here in Tinseltown, it’s awards season.  That means... Read More

Malaysia animation and more

IMG_9856TOKYOPOP Fam: Selamat petang! I’m writing you having just returned from my first trip to Malaysia.  While I’ve traveled to... Read More