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Japanese Popular Culture

Course Description: 

Introduction to forms and categories of Japanese popular culture including: Japanese movies and television, animation and manga, magazines, newspapers and other printed materials, characters and product brands, sports and other entertainment industries, music and idols, fashion, food and drink, consumer goods, shopping malls and other places for consumption. Using a cultural studies framework, analyze these various forms of popular culture considering the following: different groups in society; historical variability; industry, government and media interests; and advertising policies.

Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Kyoto
Academic Year: 
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI