What’s Cool This Week (Jan. 16-22)


▶ Rising South Korean hip hop group Bodan Shonendan (BTS) speak about their performances and their affection for Japan ▶ A popular cosplayer in Osaka is adding a creative spirit to her dressing up in anime and game costumes ▶ Style Files column ▶ Kanta on Manga column ▶ Manga “Neko Pitcher”Speech

▶ An innovative exhibition in Osaka, organized by the Louvre Museum in Paris, features works by seven Japanese manga artists and nine bande-dessinee artists from French-speaking countries ▶ Bound to Please column ▶ Three actors taking turns playing Quasimodo in the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” discuss the work ▶ Ise katagami, a traditional patterned paper, is given new life because of its distinctive beautySpeech

(for language learners)

▶ English for Global Marketing focuses on expressions related to marketing strategies ▶ Transatlantic Trouble: British and American English looks at some uniquely British expressions associated with joking with friends ▶ From the Script features useful words and phrases from the American comedy film “A Hologram for the King,” starring Tom Hanks


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