Invited Speaker, International Conferences and Workshops

  1. "Recognition and Status: China and Japan's Global Projection of Soft Power," International Conference on "Globalizing Rivalry? Sino-Japanese Interaction in World Politics," Free University of Berlin, November 12-13, 2015.
  2. 2.     "New Business Models in East Asia's Media Industries," Conference on Asian Cultural Flow—Creative Industries, Cultural Policies, and Media Consumers, University of London, Birkbeck College, September 30, 2015.
  3. “Staying Relevant: The Impact of the New Media on Asia's Media Industries,” International Hallyu Conference on Content Innovation for Hallyu 3.0, Pusan, South Korea, August 2, 2014.
  4.  “Does Popular Culture Matter to the Asian Region? Possible Implications and Methodological Challenges,” Symposium on Interdisciplinary Perspectives for the Asia-Pacific Region, Osaka University, Osaka, February 14-16, 2014.
  5. “Meta-Narratives of Korea and of Korean Culture: Hallyu and the Re-making of Korea’s Image in the World,” The Institute of Korean Studies International Conference on “Rising Korea: Accomplishments and Chaallenges, The Plaza Hotel, Seoul, October 29, 2013.
  6. 「クールジャパンからリアルジャパンへー ポップ・カルチャー、国家イメージと日本研究」[From Cool Japan to Real Japan: Pop Culture, State Image, and Japanese Studies], NCC (North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources) Summit on Global Access to Japan at the 14th Library Fair & Forum, Pacifico Yokohama, November 20, 2012.
  7. “Popular Culture, State Image, and Japanese Studies: Perspective from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East,” Symposium on “Representation of Japanese Popular Culture in Europe,” Vytautas Magnus University, Asian Studies Center, Kaunas, Lithuania, October 26, 2012.
  8.  “Manga: A New Medium for Political Debate?” International Conference on Manga and Anime: Manga Worlds—Subculture, Japan, Japanology, Kobe University, Kobe, June 1-3, 2012.
  9. “From Colonial Power to Soft Power: Japan’s Cultural Policy in Southeast Asia in Historical Perspective,” National University of Singapore, Department of Japanese Studies, International Conference on Japanese Culture in Southeast Asia, October 13, 2011.
  10. “Japan Imagined: Popular Culture and the Changing Perception of Japan in East and Southeast Asia,” VSJF Annual Conference, “Cultural Power Japan—Impact and International Dimensions,” Goethe-University, Frankfurt, November 27, 2010.
  11. “Popular Culture and the Making of Southeast Asia,” The 33rd Kyoto Conference on “‘Region’ and Regional Perspectives on/from Southeast Asia,” Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, September 8, 2009.
  12. “Japan’s Soft Power in Southeast Asia,” The Forum on ASEAN–Japan Cultural Relations, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, ASEAN Studies Center, Singapore, July 24, 2009.
  13. “A Regional Gateway: Japanese Popular Culture in Hong Kong,”The Conference on Popular Culture Flows in Northeast Asia, University of British Columbia, Institute of Asian Research, Vancouver, February 22, 2008.
  14. “Popular Culture, Soft Power, and Regionalism in East and Southeast Asia,” Harvard Project for Asian and International Studies, Hyatt Hotel, Beijing, August 14, 2007.