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Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi passed away this weekend. Notable works include A Distant Neighborhood, The Walking Man and Kodoku no Gourmet, among many others. He was 69. 

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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I can’t say I am familiar with his work, as there haven’t been many English releases. However, I have seen Summit of the Gods, and will start with that as it’s readily available. It is very sad that it takes a death to discover a person’s work.