I obtained my PhD in comparative culture at International Christian University, Tokyo, in 2009. My dissertation analysed Miyazaki Hayao’s view of Japanese culture and history in comparison with conservative and liberal arguments on Japanese culture (nihonjinron).
PhD: International Christian University (2009): Comparative culture
MPhil: Birmingham (2003): Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Drama
My research interest spans over different disciplines such as history, cultural studies and media studies. Here are some keywords:
I am happy to supervise MA/PhD project related to any of above. I would encourage autonomous, thematic and interdisciplinary approach.
External examiner: Verena Maser (PhD, Trier University, Germany, 2013): Yuri Same-Sex Intimacy in Japanese Popular Culture
Introductory talk on Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises". (Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, 14 May 2014)