Rethinking the Cultural Cartographies of Tokyo in Japanese Media
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Asian Centre, Room 604
No other city has lent itself to the spatial imaginary of Japanese cultural production than Tokyo. Capital of Japan, undisputed center of politics and business, home of the publishing industry, most populous metropolis in the world: Tokyo maps itself onto the rest of the nation in ways both profound and pervasive. This workshop will explore some of these mappings in media – literally and literarily – through presentations by four leading scholars of Japan. Presentations will be primarily in Japanese, with Q&A in Japanese and English.
*Sponsored by the UBC Asian Studies Department and the Centre for Japanese Research