• Japan's Youth Cultures

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1900 (JST) 20 October 2022

    Dr. Sachiko Horiguchi, an expert on contemporary Japanese multiculturalism, will provide an introductory overview of how Japan's youth cultures have transformed since the early 1990s. Dr. Horiguchi will also highlight how representations of gendered subcultures such as rebellious kogal high school girls and reclusive hikikomori men symbolize both the stagnation and transformation that the country has undergone over the past three decades before we transition to Q&A.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    Dr. Sachiko Horiguchi is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Temple University, Japan Campus. Her research interests lie in the social and medical anthropology of Japan with a particular focus on youth mental health issues, education, and emerging multiculturalism in contemporary Japan. Her recent publications include “‘Unhappy’ and Isolated Youth in the Midst of Social Change: Representations and Subjective Experiences of Hikikomori in Contemporary Japan” in Life Course, Happiness and Well-Being in Japan (Routledge, 2017).



    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Sam Baron

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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