Japanese Pop Culture: Connecting the World through Manga and AnimeOnline
February 15, 2022 7:00 pm
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.
SpeakersJulia 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.
ModeratorBill Tsutsui, President and CEO of Ottawa University; author of Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization
Agenda7-8 pm EST (4-5 pm PST) Discussion and Q&A
Program DetailsThis 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.
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Living Traditions webinar series is co-presented with Portland Japanese Garden and supported by the Government of Japan.
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.