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Ōe Kenzaburō, the Salon du Livre, and Me!
A Manga Diary by J. P. Nishi

When manga artist J. P. Nishi was invited to the prestigious Salon du Livre in Paris, he found himself rubbing shoulders with literary giants, including Nobel Prize–winner Ōe Kenzaburō. Nishi shares his experience at one of the world’s largest literary events in this illustrated journal and interview.

J. P. Nishi (Nishimura Taku)
J. P. Nishi’s first manga, Space Pirates, debuted in 2002 in the bi-monthly manga magazine Young Magazine Uppers. An essay-style manga based on a year in Paris on a working holiday visa ran in the women’s manga monthly Office You from 2006 to 2009.
His next work Pari, Ai shiteru zē (I Lurve You, Paris), appeared in 2011, and in French translation as A Nous Deux Paris! the following year. He currently writes a weekly comic strip for the French IT news site entitled Live Japon.

  • [2012.06.26]
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