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Burn on, Joe: Manga icon lifts a nation's spirits

Saga of 1960s street boxer finds new popularity in Japan

An exhibition on the legendary Japanese manga "Tomorrow's Joe" at the Setagaya Bungakukan in Tokyo.   © Kyodo

The fate of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo may still be hanging in the balance, but one indirectly related event is already in progress. That is the "Tomorrow's Joe" exhibition, which I recently viewed at the Bungakukan (Literary Museum) in the city's Setagaya Ward.

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