Presentation: Brokers of “Japaneseness:” Bringing table-top J-RPGs to the “West.” Mutual Images Workshop, Kobe, June 12-13, 2015.
Presentation on the figuration manga and its development since the 1970s during the exhibition Manga-dô — The Way of Manga (Feb. 1, 2014) in Munich.
Article in Asato, Wako and Yoko Sakai. 2013. Social Innovation and Sustainability for the Future.
A paper on ethical questions pertaining cyber-ethnography and the study of Japanese subcultures.
Presentation on project-oriented teaching at the first Teaching Japanese Popular Culture Conference at National University of Singapore, 2012/11/11-12.
Presentation at the 5th Next-Generation Global Workshop at Kyoto University, 2012/11/6-7.
A presentation on ethical questions pertaining cyber-ethnography and the study of Japanese subcultures.
Presentation at the workshop “Glocal Polemics of ‘Boys Love’ [BL]: Production, Circulation, Censorship” at Oita University, 2011/01/22-23.
A presentation of my research on the use of boys’ love (BL) manga. Based on an interactionist perspective that builds on theories of media gratification, entertainment and emotions, my research focuses on the “how” of the usage and understands media preferences (including BL) as arising from historical, biographical and situational contexts.
Publication: An empirical research on the phenomenon including interviews in Japan and Germany. The research method was based on the uses & gratifications approach (symbolic interactionism).