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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."

Saturday, March 15, 2008
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Public Policy Lounge 5391
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.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Please contact: afavell@soc.ucla.edu

Saturday, March 15th
Public Policy Lounge 5391

A one day conference on the project

Morning Session
9am
'Introduction: Exporting and Importing Cool Japan, Adrian FAVELL (UCLA)
8:30am
Coffee and welcome
9:00am
Morning sessions
'Introduction: Exporting and Importing Cool Japan', Adrian Favell (UCLA)
9:20am
'The Iron Chef: Japanese Food Television in the United States', Gabriella LUKACS (University of Pittsburgh), discussant: Ted BESTOR (Harvard University)
10:10am
'Creativity and mobility among Japanese migrant-artists in New York City', Olga SOOUDI (Yale University), discussant: Sharon KINSELLA
11:00am
Coffee break
11:10am
'Japanese Street Fashions in Japan and the US', Yuniya KAWAMURA (New York Fashion Institute of Technology), discussant: W. David MARX (Writer, Neo-Japonisme & consultant, Diamond Agency, Tokyo)
Open discussion led by Patrick Macas (Author, editor in chief of Otaku USA & consultant, JAPRESS)

12:30pm
Lunch

Afternoon Session

2pm
Presentation and discussion of graduate student projects
2-3pm Kristin SURAK (UCLA), 'The Transnational Way of Tea: Tea Ceremony in Japan, China and California'
Yiling Hung,, (UCLA), 'Consumption and Urban Culture: "Conbi" Convenience Stories in Taipei, Tokyo and Los Angeles'
Discussants: Ted BESTOR, Michael Peter SMITH (UC Davis)
3-4pm Misako NUKAGA (UCLA), 'Motherhood and Childhood in Transnational Lives: Gender and Ethnic Identities among Japanese Expatriate Families in Los Angeles
Yoko TSUKADA (University of Tokyo), 'Defining the 'Immigrant': The Case of Contemporary Japanese Migrants in California'
Discussants: Laura MILLER, Takashi MACHIMURA

4:00-4:30pm
Adrian FAVELL, Yoshitaka Mouri
'Artworlds across the Pacific', Closing Discussion

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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