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Catalog 2020-2021 
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JAPN 215 - Cool Japan Today

This course examines contemporary media culture and products as a conceptual lens to focus on Japanese pop culture and soft power in the 21st Century. Manga, Anime, Cinema, literature, performance art, music, and fine arts will all be surveyed with an eye to understanding what exactly is cool and different about Japanese creative work and whether these kinds of cultural exports could become the foundation of a new post-industrial Japanese economy. Taught in English.

General Education: C1 Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater
Typically Offered: Fall term only

Units: 3