Communication Impact & Strength of Manga Design
~ A talk by Toshihiko Kira, CEO of Manga Designers' Lab ~

4 December 2018

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

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Join us at Japan Creative Centre (JCC) for an exclusive talk by Mr. Toshihiko Kira, CEO & Producer of Manga Designers' Lab, where he will be talking about the communication impact and strength of Manga Design - a form of graphic design in the form of comics that is originated from Japan, as well as the importance and effectiveness of showing and displaying using Manga Design in the Singapore context. Come and indulge in the world of Japanese Manga at JCC!

About Manga Design

Manga Design is a way to maximise communication by applying graphic design practices to Japan's signature Manga art-style. It has the ability to transmit overwhelming information quickly through the creation of characters, develop stories freely and dramatically, and promote difficult ideas through such simple stories that can be understood easily.

Originated from Japan, Manga Design is now coming into the spotlight as a new means of presentation that transcends language due to its extensive use in tourism-related materials for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a quintessential representation of Japan at first glance to people from the world over.

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Details of the talk


Tuesday, 4 December 2018


7:00pm - 8:30pm (Registration starts 6:30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



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About the Speaker

Mr. Toshihiko Kira joined Dentsu, Inc. after graduating from Sophia University's Law School. He then worked in the magazine division after spending time in creative media and sales. He also planned media strategies for many luxury brands and companies, and was also the producer for several sports and cultural events, such as Richard Branson's Trans-Pacific Hot Air Balloon Flight Expedition, and magazines designed and produced for two FIFA World Cups (Italy 1990, Japan-Korea 2002) with Ryu Murakami.

In 2004, Mr. Kire established Target Media Solution, which focuses on education, coaching, and business in China. He lectures mainly in China and Japan at Japanese Expat Society in Beijing, Embassy of Japan in China, and Shanghai Commerce and Industry Club. Around the same time, he established Manga Designers Lab. in 2011, which pioneered a new market for the manga medium. Now, he works as the overall producer for advertisements using Manga Design®, a method of utilising Japanese comics and culture as a form of communications solution for businesses. He is also currently the Acting Selection Committee Council Member for the Dentsu Advertising Awards.

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Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

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