jueves, junio 30, 2005

New Info.

Disculpemen a todos, por si no he actualizado la pagina de Manga Club Tijuana (ya que la escuela no me lo permite siempre), he desidido que voy a estar publicando informacion sobre japon (en ingles), por medio de J-List, su informacion es muy util e interesante, espero que les guste.

Edgar Vera
Coordinador Del Manga Club Tijuana.

Japan's medical system is generally effective at safeguarding the health of the Japanese people, from its network of small clinics and large hospitals and many trained health professionals. All in all, Japan's system works pretty well, with a good balance of nationally imposed controls that keep medical costs from rising too fast but still allow new technology to help make people well. Especially useful is the "kokumin hoken" ("citizens insurance") system that covers employees of small companies as well as self-employed and unemployed individuals, a convenient national system that the U.S. lacks. Another insurance system, "shakai hoken," the oddly named "social insurance," covers employees of traditional companies. Both systems charge premiums based on a persons income and cover 70% of medical costs. Whenever health care is discussed in the U.S., I'm saddened that the model that Japan uses is seldom brought up and examined.

This isn't to say that Japan's medical world is perfect. Doctors are highly respected in Japan, and the honorific title of "sensei" (which means "teacher" and is applied to anyone you want to brown-nose, from your doctor to the manga artist you worship to your local city councilman) can apparently go to their heads quite easily. No other profession is more concerned with face-saving than Japanese doctors, and great pains are taken to cover up any accidental complication or death caused by doctor error, such as one incident in which a Japanese young man spent years in pain after an operation, only to find that a ball of gauze had been left inside his body after an operation he had as a child (the hospital tried to cover it up). Japan's network of medical schools are very hierarchical and guard their reputations carefully, and the politics of which famous doctor is employed as a tenured resident at which hospital can literally decide your fate if you develop a serious illness.

There are other problems with Japan's medical world. The same bureaucratic slowness and desire for uniformity throughout the nation that keeps wires and power transformers strung high above Japan's cities rather than buried in the ground where they belong also keeps the pace of change in Japanese medicine slow. It took Japan until 1999 to legalize organ transplants from brain dead individuals, decades after most Western nations, and transplants from minors under the age of 15 are still unrecognized, meaning that any child looking for an organ donor must usually fly overseas or face certain death. For years Japan has lacked a paramedic program, partially due to doctors being unwilling to have medicine practiced by anyone other than a licensed doctor, and as a result Japan's DOA rate at hospitals is extremely high. Similarly, there are barriers to foreign medicines entering Japan which has a negative effect on the seriously ill.

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domingo, junio 05, 2005

Creadores De “The Fifth Dawn” Asistiran Al Manga Club Tijuana

Se ha confirmado la asistencia de los creadores del comic: Leyendas Del Quinto “THE FIFTH DAWN”, asistiran el dia miercoles 15 de junio del 2005, para darnos una platica sobre de que trata el comic, que tiene de especial, y demás.

Esperamos su apoyo, ya que ellos son artistas de nuestra ciudad Tijuana, B.C, si alguien le interesaria comprarles un comic, los costos son: 30 pesos por el comic y 50 pesos por el comic en CD rom.

Eso es todo por el momento, espero con su asistencia y apoyo.

Su amigo y coordinador del manga club
Edgar Vera

viernes, junio 03, 2005

2do Update Del Manga Club Tijuana

Konniwa a todos, espero que todos esten bien y esten disfrutando su fin de semana, bueno el proposito de este mensaje es que vi algo interesante en la feria del libro el dia viernes 8:30 Pm, estaba unos artistas iniciando un tipo de nuevo movimientos, para la industria de comic mexicanos.

El comic se llama Leyenda Del Quinto “The Fifth Dawn”, en realidad los diseños son estilo TOP COW, pero me encanto la idea de que se estan basando en la cultura de nuestro pais de Mexico para crear las historietas, me sorprendi sinceramente de que haya mexicanos de Tijuana, Baja California , que vayan a comezar con este proyecto.

Sinceramente ellos me convencieron y les compre un CD con el Numero 0, ya que ellos necesitan de nuestro apoyo para poder lanzar 12 numeros mas.

Les comente que si queria asistir al Manga Club, para que conoscan en que consiste este comic, voy a tratar de conseguir este domingo la version fisica del comic, para que la vean, la chequen e critiquen, ya que este equipo de comic artists, les agrado la idea de darnos una mini platica del comic, y mas aparte leer uno mangas con nosotros.

Lo unico que espero de ustedes, es que de verdad lo que puedad los apoyen en este miercoles que nos vayan acompañar o hasta el comic-con de este año, van a tener su propio booth. Los precio de CD es 50 pesos y el comic esta a 30 pesos

Por el momento es todo me voy a poner de acuerdo con ellos el domingo, para animarlos que vayan al manga club.

Su amigo y coordinador del manga club
Edgar Vera