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Japanese art school 'sows the seeds' of manga in China

Comic course at Chinese university led by renowned creator from Japan

The main character from “Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow’s Joe),” a boxing manga created by Tetsuya Chiba.   © Asao Takamori, Tetsuya Chiba/Mushi Production

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan -- An acclaimed Japanese art school is drawing on the passion and expertise of its legendary manga artist-cum-president to nurture Chinese manga hopefuls.

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