Research on cultural and social phenomena of Japan.
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.