Our Research

Our research projects focus on contemporary Japan. We mostly apply methods and approaches from cultural studies, literary studies, media studies, sociology and social anthropology. Main areas of our research are popular culture, aging society, diaspora studies and gender studies. Recent publications include an edited volume on Family, Youth and Gender (2014), Nipponspiration (2013), dealing Japonism around 1900 and the current vogue of Cool Japan in the West, and Sport, Memory and Nationhood in Japan: Remembering the Glory Days (2012, Routledge).

If you follow the link below, you will find information on English book publications by our team members. 

Contact information

Secretary's office

Universitätsstraße 1
Building: 24.21
Floor/Room: 04.64
40225 Düsseldorf
Fax +49 211 81-14714

Tel.:  +49 211 81-14349
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