Journal of War & Culture Studies Special Edition Published

In March we completed online publication of the article series “War, Popular Culture, and Contents Tourism in East Asia”. This is a special edition of the impact factor Journal of War & Culture Studies (for which I was guest editor). The print edition will come out in Volume 12 (2019). There are six articles in the series, which forms the main output for our contents tourism project in academic year 2017:

Philip Seaton: “War, Popular Culture, and Contents Tourism in East Asia”

Takayoshi Yamamura: “Cooperation Between Anime Producers and the Japan Self-Defense Force: Creating Fantasy and/or Propaganda?”

Kyungjae Jang: “Between Soft Power and Propaganda: the Korean Military Drama Descendants of the Sun

Aleksandra Jaworowicz-Zimny: “Nazi Cosplay in Japan”

Akiko Sugawa-Shimada: “Playing with Militarism in/with Arpeggio and Kantai Collection: Effects of shojo images in War-related Contents Tourism in Japan”

Philip Seaton: “Kamikaze Museums and Contents Tourism”

Congratulations Dr Aleksandra Jaworowicz-Zimny

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”.

Welcome to my new website

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.