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J-Wave USA: Southern California as the Gateway to Japanese Contemporary Creative Industries in the West

J-Wave USA: Southern California as the Gateway to Japanese Contemporary Creative Industries in the West

Three-day conference to discuss work related to the ongoing UCLA project "Made in Translation: LA-Tokyo Mobility Networks and the Emergence of Offshore Japanese Creative Industries in Art, Music, Fashion and Food."

Thursday, March 13, 2008
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Department of Sociology
Haines Hall 279
Los Angeles, CA 90095

March 13-15 2008
UCLA

In the Spring 2008, UCLA International Institute will host a conference organized by Associate Professor of Sociology, Adrian Favell, to discuss work related to the ongoing UCLA project Made in Translation: LA-Tokyo Mobility Networks and the Emergence of Offshore Japanese Creative Industries in Art, Music, Fashion and Food. Invited speakers from Japan, North America, and locally in Southern California will present and debate their ongoing research projects exploring these four fields of creative and business entrepreneurship in the US and Japan. The three day meeting will also include a sociology workshop on the the study of the Japanese population in Los Angeles, an art opening and talk by a distinguished Japanese curator of contemporary photography, and a public panel discussion at the UCLA Anderson School of Management with invited business entrepreneurs working in transnational creative industries in Los Angeles.

Thursday, March 13th
5-7pm
Dept of Sociology, Haines Hall 279

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For further information about the event and registration, please contact: afavell@soc.ucla.edu

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the official event website:

www.sscnet.ucla.edu/soc/faculty/favell/jwave6.pdf

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Asian American Studies Center, Sociology, Gender Studies, Hammer Museum at UCLA, Japanese American Business Association, Anderson School (UCLA), Center for International Business Education Research, Anderson School (UCLA), Japan Foundation - Los Angeles, Japanese Consulate - Los Angeles, Mauri Corporation, Tokyo

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