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Country of Focus: Japan

26 – 27 May 2016, National Library Building

Meet our AFCC speakers from Japan! Pick the brains of the writers, illustrators and academics from Japan, and find out more about the trends and developments involving Japanese children’s literature.

Sessions presented in Japanese. Live simultaneous English interpretation will be provided.

Session Highlights:

Japanese Children’s Books in Translation Totto-chan & Chihiro Iwasaki
The Japanese Manga Scene and Manga vs. Picture Books Kamishibai Culture & Its Universal Appeal
Children & Poetry Japanese Children’s Books:
The Present & the Future
The History of Japanese Picture Books Supporting Children’s Reading Activities
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FULL PROGRAMME
on www.afcc.com.sg
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Speaker Highlights:

Kazuo Iwamura

Kazuo Iwamura

Author, Illustrator (Japan)
Cathy Hirano

Cathy Hirano

Translator (Japan)
Chihoko Tanaka

Chihoko Tanaka

Section chief in charge of services for children, International Library of Children’s Literature (Japan)
Tetsu Shirai

Tetsu Shirai

Director, NPO Bookstart Japan (Japan)
Izumi Satou

Izumi Sato

General Manager of Global Relationships, Bookstart Japan (Japan)
Satoko Yamano

Satoko Yamano

Singer (Japan)
Toshihiko Shinzawan

Toshihiko Shinzawa

Singer, Songwriter (Japan)
Akiko Beppu

Akiko Beppu

Editorial Director (Japan)

… and many more!

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AFCC Country of Focus is part of:
Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)
Asian Content for the World’s Children

25 – 29 May 2016 // National Library Building, Singapore
www.afcc.com.sg
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ORGANISED BY
National Book Development Council of Singapore
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations (SJ50)
VENUE SPONSOR
National Library Board

The festival organisers reserve the right to change speakers, events, session times, dates, and/or other details when necessary.

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