Japanese Pop Culture: Connecting the World through Manga and Anime
Part of the Living Traditions Series
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7-8 pm EST (4-5 pm PST)
Japanese pop culture, symbolized by manga and anime, has become an increasingly significant part of the cultural conversation across the globe. Julia Mechler, manga creator and Content Production Group Manager at mixi, inc., and Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S., provide their insights into the current state of the industry, from pen to paper to screen, unpacking some of the latest trends and emerging technologies in Japanese pop culture. This webinar covers the historical development of manga and anime, the global influence of otaku culture, and what the future may bring inside and outside of Japan. Moderated by Bill Tsutsui, author of Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization, the fifth and final event in our five-part Living Traditions webinar series invites you on a journey into the sprawling Japanese pop culture grounded in a unique cultural DNA.
Julia Mechler, manga creator and Content Production Group Manager at mixi, inc.
Roland Kelts, author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S.
Bill Tsutsui, President and CEO of Ottawa University; author of Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization
7-8 pm EST(4-5 pm PST) Discussion and Q&A
This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the day before the event. Participants can submit questions through YouTube during the live stream.
Living Traditions webinar series is co-presented with the Japan Institute of Portland Japanese Garden and supported by the Government of Japan.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Additional support for cultural programs is provided by an anonymous donor and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.
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