Riding the Cultural Wave

Japan is considering expanding the Tokyo International Film Festival to boost the country’s “cultural content industry,” which in addition to books and film involves animation, comics, music and game software, the industry minister said Tuesday.

Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshihiro Nikai said at a press conference the film festival, which has been held 18 times, should be expanded into an event tentatively called “International Content Carnival” to feature “multi contents” such as animation and comics. (Kyodo News)