According to Papo de Budega, the Association for Commemoration of the Centenarian of Japanese Immigration in Brazil has officially announced activities for its commemorations.

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Active Anime reports that MediumAtLarge became the official blog for BookExpo America, New York Comic Con, as well as the New York Anime Festival:

Lance Fensterman, who has been blogging from his vantage point as organizer of BookExpo America ever since he took the helm at the show in 2006, has re-designed and re-launched his blog.

Erica Friedman, founder of the only 100% Yuri publisher, ALC Publishing, will be signing books at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City on January 16th, at 6:30 PM.

Joining Erica will be author JD Glass and artist Abby Denson, for a night of GLBT-themed comics, novels and manga, sponsored by Prism Comics. Jim Hanley's Universe is located at 4 West 33rd St. on 5th Avenue, just across from the Empire State Building.

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From Comics212's Christopher Butcher comes a pictorial report of the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Japan. More photos can be found here.

Via: MangaBlog

Takehiko Inoue (mangaka of Slam Dunk and Vagabond) will be hosting a manga exhibition "Final Exhibition" at the Ueno Royal Museum from late May to early July. Promotion for the exhibition can be found here.

Source: Manga Jouhou

topComic Market, or Comiket, is the world's largest comic convention where fans gather to buy and sell doujinshi comics, games, etc.

The event takes place twice a year. The latest one, Comiket 73, took place from 12/28 - 12/31. Below is a round up of some of the English coverages from around the internet:

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Save Money, Save Time, Register Online Pre-Registration Special Available Only Till End of the Year

Anaheim, California (December 28, 2007) ??? Anime Expo?? 2008 announces that online pre-registration for attendees, industry members and press representatives will be made available Saturday; December 29, 2007 at noon PST. More information can be found on the website www.spja.org.

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Boston, December 27, 2007: New England Anime Society (NEAS), the Massachusetts-based non-profit organization behind Anime Boston and Providence Anime Conference, is proud to be participating in First Night Boston, an all-ages New Year's Eve celebration on December 31st, 2007. First Night Boston activities include arts and cultural performances at venues throughout Boston, and as part of the festivities, the NEAS will be screening anime from 1 PM to 11 PM in the Hynes Convention Center, Room 100.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. ??? December 21, 2007 ???

Intermixi Tours is proud to announce another round of details and price information about our upcoming Neo-Tokyo and Kame Hame Kansai tours!

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From MangaBlog comes a round-up of news and views of this year's New York Anime Festival, which took place from December 7th - 9th.