Many congratulations to my PhD student Aleksandra Jaworowicz-Zimny, who defended her PhD thesis on 15 February and had her degree conferred at the faculty senate on 2 March 2018. The thesis title is “Subcultures of War. Images of the Asia-Pacific War in Japanese Youth and Fan Culture”.
I am honoured to have been asked to join the International Editorial Board of the journal Japan Forum. For more details about the board’s activities, see their website here.
On 20 February I will be giving a talk about our contents tourism book at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. For information about the event, see this link.
As I am changing jobs and moving to Tokyo in April, I have a new website. The website is in something of a transitional phase for the next few months until I can get all content transferred.