SOLD OUT Consuming Global Japan: Sushi, Hello Kitty, and Anime in America

March 26, 2003
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Panel Discussion

From anime to pop music, cinema to cuisine, fashion to consumer electronics, Japan’s superpower status is shifting from the economics of business to that of pop culture. Pokémon, Hello Kitty and omnipresent sushi chains are just a few of the Japanese popular goods and media that are having a major impact on American and world cultures. This panel discussion examines the ways in which Japan is perceived by American consumers of its global goods and looks at the processes and meanings of the transnational flow of popular culture.

Anne Allison, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
Ted Bestor, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
Susan Napier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Chair in Japanese Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Christine Yano, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).

Followed by a reception.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2003
  • 6:30 pm