Nissim Otmazgin

Prof. Nissim Otmazgin

Head of Department of Asian Studies
nissim otmazgin

Ph.D. (2007) - Kyoto University

Postdoctoral Fellow, the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies.

EDUCATION

 

1996-1997  Tokyo Language School, Tokyo, Japanese Language Studies.
1997-2000  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bachelor Degree (with Honor) in Political Science and East Asian Area Studies.
2001-2002  Research Student, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. 
2002- 2007/3  Ph. D. Candidate, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University. Ph.D. conferred in March 2007.

RESEARCH INTEREST

  1. Political economy
  2. Japanese politics
  3. Cultural industry and cultural policy in Japan
  4. Cultural production and regionalization in East and Southeast Asia

AWARDS

  1. 2007 The Sixth Iue Asia-Pacific Research Prize for best dissertation written on society and culture in Asia
  2. 2008 Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Dissertation

“Regionalizing Culture: The Political Economy of Japanese Culture in East and Southeast Asia, 1988-2005”, Kyoto University, March 2007.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. (2005) Cultural Commodities and Regionalism in East Asia, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 27 (3): 499-523.
  2. (2007) Japanese Popular Culture in East and Southeast Asia: A Time for a Regional Paradigm? Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Vol. 8. (revised and expanded version posted at Japan Focus on February 8, 2008)
  3. (2008) Contesting Soft Power: Japanese Popular Culture in East and Southeast Asia, International Relations of the Asia Pacific [Vol. 8 No. 1].

Chapters in Collections

  1. (2007) When Culture Meets the Market: Japanese Popular Culture Industries and the Regionalization of East and Southeast Asia, in Middle Classes in Southeast Asia, edited by Shiraishi Takashi. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press [forthcoming].
  2. (2008) The Politics of Images: How Popular Culture changes the way Japan’s image in East and Southeast Asia, in Culture and Political Psychology; A Societal Perspective, edited by Thalia Magioglou. France: Jaan Valsiner [forthcoming]

Other Publications

  1. (2003) Japanese Government Support for Cultural Export, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Vol. 4.

Papers in International Conferences and Workshops

  1. (2003) “Japanese Popular Culture and Asian Regionalization”, Paper presented in the Asian Political and International Association (APISA) First Congress, November 27-30, Singapore.
  2. (2004) “The Flying Poke’mons Theory: Japanese Popular Culture Industries in East Asia”, Paper presented in the Core University Program Conference, organized by the Center of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, October 7.
  3. (2005) “The Role of Popular Culture in Young Urban East Asians’ Imagery of Japan”, Paper presented in the Cultural Typhoon 2005 Conference, Kyoto, Ritsumeikan University, July 2.
  4. (2005) “The Expansion of Japanese Cultural Industries to Markets in East Asia”, Paper presented in the Israeli Association for Asian Studies, Jerusalem, the Hebrew University, June 30.
  5. (2006) “Cultural Commodities and Regionalization in East Asia”, Paper Presented in the East West Center 5th International Graduate Students Conference, Hawaii University, Honolulu, February 17.
  6. (2006) “From Soft Power to Agenda Setting: Japanese Popular Culture in East Asia”, Paper presented in the Israeli Association for Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University, June 11.
  7. (2007) “Popular Culture and Japanese Soft Power in East and Southeast Asia”, Paper presented in the Harvard Project for Asian and International Studies, Beijing, August 19.
  8. (2008) "A Regional Torii: the Expansion of Japanese Music and Television Companies into Hong Kong", Paper presented in the Conference on Popular Culture Flows in Northeast Asia, University of British Columbia, Institute of Asian Research, February 22.

Workshop Papers

  1.  (2004) “Isuraerujin Kara Mita Nihon -Reikishi, Bungaku, Taishobunka-” [An Israeli View of Japan: History, Literature, and Popular Culture], Michijuku Workshop No. 100, Osaka, December 6.
  2. (2006) “An Army of Hello-Kittys: Japanese Cultural Industries in East and Southeast Asia”, Paper presented in an international workshop on Globalization and Education: Constructing New Frames of Research and Thinking, Jerusalem, Hebrew University, June 8.
  3. (2007) “Higashi to Tonan Ajia ni okeru Nihon no Media Sangyou” [Japanaese Media Industries in East and Southeast Asia], Michijuku Workshop No. 132, Osaka, August
  4. (2007) “Choushu: The Anatomy of a Han”, Paper presented in the Seminar “Thinking about Modern Japan”, Hagi, Japan, July 27. 
  5. (2007) “History, Culture, and the Market: Japanese Popular Culture in South Korea since the Removal of the Ban”, Paper presented at the Seminar on Japanese-Korean Relations, Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tokyo, July 5.