Crayon Shin-chan is a Japanese manga series starring a troublemaking 5-year-old boy. Handout photo

Meet ‘Japanese Bart Simpson’, Manga bad boy Crayon Shin-chan

Rude, nude and crude 5-year-old star of an animated TV show shuns almost every cultural tradition Japan holds dear, except the importance of family

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Crayon Shin-chan is a Japanese manga series starring a troublemaking 5-year-old boy. Handout photo
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.