Kizuna: Nikkei Stories from the 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

Noodles: Standing With Japan

By Gwen Muranaka
13 Apr 2011

Gwen Muranaka’s weekly cartoon “Noodles” appears in The Japan Times, and occasionally in The Rafu Shimpo. The cartoons feature a Japanese American woman and her dog, presenting a Nikkei view of life in Japan. In this cartoon, she expresses solidarity for those suffering in Japan.

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*This comic was originally published in The Japan Times on March 27, 2011.

© 2011 Gwen Muranaka


Gwen Muranaka

Gwen Muranaka Gwen Muranaka has been English editor of The Rafu Shimpo since 2001. Prior to that, she worked in Tokyo at the Japan Times where she still contributes the weekly cartoon “Noodles.” She attended UCLA where she received a BA in English literature and also studied one year at Waseda University. Muranaka started in community newspapers as assistant editor at the Pacific Citizen.

Updated April 2011


1 comments on this post

Masaji at 9:48 a.m. on Sun 17 Apr 2011

Beautiful message, Gwen. Thanks....

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