Associate Professor, School of Global Japanese Studies,
Meiji University

SDGs theme

Research fields:
Design theory, Contemporary Japanese pop-culture

Research themes:
History of Otaku culture, Archiving of manga, anime, and games, Taste and urban space

Main publications and curatorial works:
◆ Japonismes 2018 official exhibition “MANGA ⇔ TOKYO” (Curator, Venue: Parc de la Villette, Paris, 2018)
◆ Exhibition “Little Witch Academia and the Animemirai Project: Inside the Magic of Animation” (Curator, Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2014)
◆ “Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World” (Joint authorship) Yale University Press, 2012
◆ The Japan Pavilion exhibit at the Venice Biennale 9th International Architecture Exhibition “OTAKU: persona = space = city” (Commissioner/Curator, Venue: Giardini de Castello, Venice, 2004)
◆ “Learning from Akihabara: The Birth of a Personapolis” Gentosha, 2003