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10th Asian Cartoon Exhibition Opens in Cambodia
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The 10th Asian Cartoon Exhibition opens on Monday with the theme of "Asian Environmental Issues."

The exhibition is being held in the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) in Phnom Penh from September 17 to 29, a CJCC press release said.

It displays 77 new cartoons of leading cartoonists from 10 Asian nations, namely China, Cambodia, Japan, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, it said.

Each cartoon presents various perspectives of the cartoonists on the topic of environmental issues in each country, it added.

Cambodian cartoonist Em Sothya appeared Monday at the opening of the exhibition and explained his works about illegal logging to the audience.

The Japan Foundation has been sponsoring the Asian Cartoon Exhibition every year as a contribution to the greater understanding of Asian societies, cultures and people through the widely appreciated medium of cartoons, the press release said, adding that this year the exhibition is held by the Japan Foundation in cooperation with CJCC.

(Xinhua News Agency September 18, 2007)

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