What’s Cool This Week (Nov. 13-19)


▶ A new CD has been released by popular voice actress and singer Sumire Uesaka, who is an expert on tanks, old Japanese pop songs and the former Soviet Union ▶ An exhibition celebrates Keiko Takemiya’s 50-year career as a manga artist ▶ Style Files column ▶ Kanta on Manga column ▶ “Neko Pitcher” mangaSpeech

▶ Fashion brand Muveil celebrates 10 years of pursuing modest happiness ▶ Troubleshooter columnSpeech

▶ A website and exhibition mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s animation history ▶ Cultural Conundrums column ▶ Shamisen duo Yoshida Brothers perform the theme song for the U.S. fantasy-adventure anime “Kubo and the Two Strings” Speech

JN LearningLab (for language learners)

▶ Mind the Gap! discusses the correlation between languages and the attributes of the people who speak them ▶ Transatlantic Trouble highlights the difference between the states in the United States and the counties in Britain ▶ From the Script presents useful English expressions from an upcoming movie Speech

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