The New York Times reports that Hayao Miyazaki is to speak at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 24.
The greatest living Japanese film-maker hasn’t even left Japan yet, but he has already accumulated several souvenirs to bring back from his trip to America. The day before, he will receive the annual Japan Prize, awarded annually by UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies to someone who has “brought the world closer to Japan.”
His latest movie, Ponyo, has its US premiere in Hollywood on 27 July, and he will be honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the day before. The Academy already gave him an Oscar for Spirited Away, but he didn’t attend the ceremony.