Monday, May 5
Japan Society – 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY
The currency of made-in-Japan cultural goods has skyrocketed in the global marketplace during the past decade. Drawing on popular examples from Pokémon to Sailor Moon, Anne Allison speaks about the popularity of Japanese goods today and the relationship to the cultural and historical context in which they were both developed and consumed. Dr. Allison is Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Moderated by Thomas Looser, Associate Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, New York University. Tickets are $10 ($8 for Japan Society members, $5 seniors and students.) Order tickets online or call the box office at 212-715-1258.