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J-Wave USA: Southern California as the Gateway to Japanese Contemporary Creative Industries in the West

Three-day conference to discuss work related to the ongoing UCLA project "Made in Translation: LA-Tokyo Mobility Networks and the Emergence of Offshore Japanese Creative Industries in Art, Music, Fashion and Food."

Friday, March 14, 2008
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hammer Museum, Lecture Hall
Anderson School of Management, Entrepreneurs Hall and Korn Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

March 13-15 2008
UCLA

In the Spring 2008, UCLA International Institute will host a conference organized by Associate Professor of Sociology, Adrian Favell, to discuss work related to the ongoing UCLA project Made in Translation: LA-Tokyo Mobility Networks and the Emergence of Offshore Japanese Creative Industries in Art, Music, Fashion and Food. Invited speakers from Japan, North America, and locally in Southern California will present and debate their ongoing research projects exploring these four fields of creative and business entrepreneurship in the US and Japan. The three day meeting will also include a sociology workshop on the the study of the Japanese population in Los Angeles, an art opening and talk by a distinguished Japanese curator of contemporary photography, and a public panel discussion at the UCLA Anderson School of Management with invited business entrepreneurs working in transnational creative industries in Los Angeles.

ALL FRIDAY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Friday, March 14th
1-3pm
Hammer Museum, Lecture Hall

'Sweet and Bitter: Contemporary Japanese "Girl" Photography – a public talk by Hiromi NAKAMURA (Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), plus introduction to the exhibited works of Mikiko Hara and Mika Ninagawa, moderated and introduced by Adrian FAVELL (Sociology, UCLA), followed by panel discussion with Laura MILLER (Loyola Univ, Chicago), Sharon KINSELLA (Artist & Writer), Charlotte COTTON (Curator of Photography, LACMA), Yoshitaka MOURI (National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo)

For more information, visit the Hammer Museum event webpage and the Center for the Study of Women event webpage.

Anderson School of Management, Entrepreneurs Hall and Korn Hall
4pm

Opening of EXHIBITION and REGISTRATION in Atrium C

5-7pm
Address in Korn Hall by the Japanese Consul General in Los Angeles, followed by: 'J-Wave Entrepreneurs in LA'– a PANEL with Mike TATSUGAWA (CEO Pacific Media Expo), Ai AOTA (marketing, JROCK REVOLUTION/NEU BAUHAUS LLC), Bobby OKINAKA (Writer & Blogger, Tokyo a la Mode), and Jamie RIVADENEIRA (Entrepreneur, Japan-LA store, Melrose Ave), moderated and introduced by Roland KELTS (Author, Japanamerica)

7-9pm
RECEPTION in Entrepreneurs Hall, Atrium C, with EXHIBITION of works by Mikiko Hara and Mika Ninagawa, curated by Hiromi Nakamura and Adrian Favell

For further information about the event and registration, please contact: afavell@soc.ucla.edu

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the official event website:


www.sscnet.ucla.edu/soc/faculty/favell/jwave6.pdf

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Asian American Studies Center, Sociology, Gender Studies, Hammer Museum at UCLA, Japanese American Business Association, Anderson School (UCLA), Center for International Business Education Research, Anderson School (UCLA), Japan Foundation - Los Angeles, Japanese Consulate - Los Angeles, Mauri Corporation, Tokyo

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