On 6 May there will be a concert given by Irodrio which includes the first performance of my piece Trio Concertante (for details, see this page in my music website). This piece will also be released on Irodrio’s CD “Trio Concertante” on 24 May (Exton label).
There is a student discount ticket costing 1000 yen. I am running a special offer for TUFS students. If a TUFS student buys a student discount ticket, I will provide a free ticket for one other TUFS student to go with them. In other words, go as a pair and it is 500 yen each.
If you want to take advantage of this offer, please email me (address at the bottom of the page). The offer is limited to 50 pairs (100 people in total), providing that there are still tickets available for the concert.
A second CD featuring my music is being released in May 2023. For more details, see my music website.
I published 1 article, 2 book chapters, 1 essay, and 1 book review in AY 2022. They are:
1. ‘Travelling the Bakumatsu Opera The Woman Who Loved Toshizō: Towards a theory of music-related contents tourism’ (article)
2. ‘The Pathos of the Soldier-Athlete in Japanese Memories of the Asia-Pacific War’ (chapter)
3. ‘Discourses of War and Peace during Japan’s “Postwar”’ (chapter)
5. Review of Leo T.S. Ching, Anti-Japan: The Politics of Sentiment in Post-Colonial East Asia (review)
The latest book in our contents tourism project, War as Entertainment and Contents Tourism in Japan (edited by Takayoshi Yamamura and Philip Seaton), was published open access by Routledge. However, a much better way of reading the book is via my website War Memory Tourism, where you can see the chapter pdfs alongside related materials.
I have a short essay in Chukyu no ongaku (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press, 2022) about music in the United Kingdom. It is more personal essay than research paper, but it signals the beginning of a more active focus on music research alongside my composing activities, something I have discussed in my music blog. The chapter is in Japanese (see the publisher’s page here).
I have created a new website called War Memory Tourism. This website is a research and teaching resource that is designed as an online appendix for my various research projects and an interactive reading list for my students. Do check it out!
Congratulations to the 21 BA students and 2 MA students who graduated on 23 March after completing their theses under my supervision. All the best in whatever comes next …!
My article “Japanese Society at War: History and Memory” is now available open access in the The Routledge History of the Second World War.
On 30 September an edition of the Beyond Japan Podcast (University of East Anglia) was released with me talking about contents tourism. Check it out!
２０２０年に出版されたContents Tourism and Pop Culture Fandomの和訳は、北海道大学出版会によって出版されました。リンク：出版社のWebページ