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Japanese Pop Culture: Connecting the World through Manga and AnimeOnline

February 15, 2022 7:00 pm

Live Webinar

Part of the Living Traditions Series

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7-8 pm EST (4-5 pm PST) | Calculate your local time

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.

Speakers

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.

Moderator

Bill Tsutsui, President and CEO of Ottawa University; author of Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization

Agenda

7-8 pm EST (4-5 pm PST)    Discussion and Q&A

Program Details

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.

Click here for the event handout (PDF)

Viewing Link

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Living Traditions webinar series is co-presented with Portland Japanese Garden and supported by the Government of Japan.

Portland Japanese Garden       The Japanese Government

Talks+ Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) and ORIX Corporation USA. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund, and Helen and Kenneth A. Cowin.

MUFG       ORIX