Waiting for the Official Japanese Announcement

We at N√©ojaponisme have all been totally shocked by the reports of Japanese art director Noda Nagi’s sudden death last Sunday.

I hope to have a chance to write something about her very prominent role in recent Tokyo creative culture soon. For the moment though, I have been wondering when any announcement will be made to the Japanese public? So far, only English language blogs have reported anything and facts are hard to come by. Is this kind of delay normal in the Japanese media?

W. David MARX
September 13, 2008

6 Responses

  1. Aceface Says:

    Someone had updated the J-Wikipedia entry on Noda in the last 24 hours.

  2. alin Says:

    what happened ? isn’t the old spirit of marxy rolling in its grave screaming ‘die pakurist, die’.
    it is shocking indeed , the sort of thing you might come to terms with were it a rock’n roll dude,, but a graphic designer !?

  3. W. David MARX Says:

    You really think I wish the death of people?

  4. alin Says:

    no, sure no. i’m talking about an ‘it’. and of course i’m exagerating ; in a rather distasteful direction too.

  5. Aceface Says:

    Ye Olde Oricon finally reports.
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20080918-00000002-oric-ent

  6. W. David MARX Says:

    Don’t want to be too cynical, but this came out the day after her MEG single hit stores.