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Osamu Tezuka

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Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫, born 手塚 治 Tezuka Osamu?, 3 November 1928 – 9 February 1989) was a Japanese manga artist, cartoonist, animator, film producer, medical doctor and activist. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of the comics series Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Black Jack, and Phoenix. His prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as “the father of manga“, “the godfather of manga” and “the god of manga”. Additionally, he is often considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during Tezuka’s formative years.[1] Continue reading Osamu Tezuka

Minako Uchino

Minako Uchino is CarillonDoc

Minako Uchino, a medical doctor at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital, will play the carillon at theUniversity of Toronto’s Soldier’s Tower for Remembrance Day. (Jennifer Roberts for The Globe and Mail)

From atop a bell-filled monument to the fallen, Minako Uchino hopes to fill the chasm between her current life in Canada and her past in Japan with a musical prayer for peace.

Dr. Uchino, a 37-year-old physician, will pound out her Remembrance Day plea on the carillon in Soldiers’ Tower at the University of Toronto. The tower is a memorial to 628 university members lost to the First World War, and 557 more killed in the Second, when Canada and Japan fought as enemies.

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