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
My chapter “Rewriting history, revitalizing heritage: Heritage-based contents tourism in the Asia-Pacific region” co-authored with Sue Beeton has just been published in The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism.
My book chapter ‘The “Shiba view of history” and Japan–Korea relations: Reading, watching and travelling Clouds Above the Hill’ has just been published in Rumi Sakamoto and Stephen Epstein (eds) Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan–Korea Relations, Routledge, 2021. This article has been made open access.
The introduction to our latest edited volume (New Frontiers in Japanese Studies) is now available open access on the Routledge website:
Akihiro Ogawa and Philip Seaton, “Introduction: envisioning new frontiers in Japanese Studies”.