Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Frederik L. Schodt awarded The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
Stone Bridge author Frederik L. Schodt (The Astro Boy Essays, Dreamland Japan, Native American in the Land of the Shogun, America and the Four Japans, Manga! Manga!, The Four Immigrants Manga) has been awarded the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette by the Japanese Government for his contribution "to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture in the United States of America." The announcement includes a list of Schodt's numerous accomplishments. This is a spectacular honor, and we are grateful for the recognition!