(From Asahi Shimbun)
Manga fans are being lured to the Tohoku region this summer with the introduction of a “comic train” adorned with popular characters such as Conan from “Case Closed” and Luffy from “One Piece.”
The special train will run through the region in support of the local communities hit hard in the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
Dubbed “Manga De Tsuna-Go Tohoku” (Let’s connect the Tohoku region with manga), the train will be run by East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) through Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures between July 23 and Aug. 6. Read more