J-Wave USA: 3 days of Japanamericana at UCLA, March 13-15, 2008

Mar 10th 2008
J-WAVE USA



3 days of JAPANAMERICANA at UCLA
March 13-15, 2008

J-WAVE USA
UCLA
March 13-15 2008
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Thursday March 13th

Dept of Sociology, Haines Hall 279
5-7pm
‘Migrants’ Los Angeles Revisited: Studying Ethnic LA through its Immigrant Media' – a
workshop on the sociological work in LA of Takashi MACHIMURA (Hitotsubashi
University, Tokyo), with invited guest Michael Peter SMITH (UC Davis), Roger
WALDINGER and Min ZHOU (Dept of Sociology, UCLA) as discussants
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Friday March 14th

Hammer Museum, Lecture Hall
1-3.00pm
'Sweet and Bitter: Contemporary ‘Girl Photography’ from Japan' – a PUBLIC TALK
by Hiromi Nakamura (Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), plus
introduction to the exhibited works of featured artists Mikiko Hara and Mika Ninagawa
(pictured above), moderated and introduced by Adrian FAVELL (Sociology, UCLA),
followed by panel discussion with Laura MILLER (Loyola Univ, Chicago), Sharon
KINSELLA (Artist & Writer), Charlotte COTTON (Curator of Photography, LACMA),
Yoshitaka Mōri (National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo)
For more info: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/Newsletter/Feb08/Feb_08_sweet.pdf

Anderson School of Management, Entrepreneurs Hall & Korn Hall
4pm
Opening of EXHIBITION and REGISTRATION in Atrium C
5-7.00pm
Address in Korn Hall by the Japanese Consul General in Los Angeles, followed by:
‘J-Wave Entrepreneurs in LA’ – a PANEL with Mike TATSUGAWA (CEO Pacific
Media Expo), Ai AOTA (marketing, JROCK REVOLUTION/NEU BAUHAUS LLC),
Bobby OKINAKA (Writer & Blogger, Tokyo à la Mode), and Jamie RIVADENEIRA
(Entrepreneur, Japan-LA store, off Melrose Ave), moderated and introduced by Roland
KELTS (Author, Japanamerica)
7-9.00pm
RECEPTION in Entrepreneurs Hall, Atrium C, with EXHIBITION of works by
Mikiko Hara and Mika Ninagawa, curated by Hiromi Nakamura and Adrian Favell

ALL FRIDAY EVENTS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Saturday March 15th
Public Policy Lounge 5391
J-WAVE USA

Southern California as the Gateway to Japanese Contemporary
Creative Industries in the West

A one day conference on the project

FREE BUT ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR RESEARCHERS REQUIRED



Morning Sessions

8.30am
Coffee and welcome

9.00am Morning sessions
‘Introduction: Exporting and Importing Cool Japan’, Adrian FAVELL (UCLA)

9.20am
‘The Iron Chef: Japanese Food Television in the United States’, Gabriella LUKACS
(University of Pittsburgh), discussant: Ted BESTOR (Harvard University)
10.10am
‘Creativity and mobility among Japanese migrant-artists in New York City ’, Olga
SOOUDI (Yale University), discussant: Sharon KINSELLA

11.00a
Coffee break

11.10am
‘Japanese Street Fashion in Japan and the US’
Presentations by:
Yuniya KAWAMURA (New York Fashion Institute of Technology)
W. David MARX (Writer, Neo-Japonisme & consultant, Diamond Agency, Tokyo)
Open discussion led by Patrick Macias (Author, editor in chief of Otaku USA &
consultant, JAPRESS)

12.30pm
Lunch

3
4
Afternoon sessions


2.00pm
Presentation and discussion of graduate student projects

2.00-3.00pm
Kristin SURAK (UCLA), 'The Transnational Way of Tea: Tea Ceremony in Japan,
China and California'
Yiling HUNG (UCLA), 'Consumption and Urban Culture: “Conbini” Convenience
Stores in Taipei, Tokyo and Los Angeles'
Discussants: Ted BESTOR, Michael Peter SMITH

3.00-4.00pm
Misako NUKAGA (UCLA), ‘Motherhood and Childhood in Transnational Lives:
Gender and Ethnic Identities among Japanese Expatriate Families in Los Angeles’
Yoko TSUKUDA (University of Tokyo), 'Defining the ‘Immigrant’: The Case of
Contemporary Japanese Migrants in California'
Discussants: Laura MILLER, Takashi MACHIMURA

4.00-4.30pm
Adrian FAVELL, Yoshitaka Mōri
‘Artworlds across the Pacific’, Closing Discussion

Organized in association with the Japanese Consulate, Los Angeles, and sponsored by: UCLA Terasaki
Center of Japanese Studies; UCLA International Institute; UCLA Department of Sociology; UCLA Center
for the Study of Women; UCLA Dept of Asian American Studies; Hammer Museum at UCLA; UCLA
Anderson School of Management; Japan America Business Association, Anderson School; Center for
International Business Education Research, Anderson School; Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (funding for
exhibition); Japanese Consulate, Los Angeles (funding for business conference and program); Modé Tea
Café, Los Angeles; Marui Corporation, Tokyo.

With special thanks to: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (works by Mika Ninagawa); Cohen Amador
Gallery, New York (works by Mikiko Hara); Kaoru Chiba at TKG; Brad Farwell at Cohen Amador; Yuki
Machida at JETRO, Los Angeles; Tak Toda, Frank Baldwin and Tadashi Ogawa at SSRC/Japan
Foundation, Center for Global Partnership, Tokyo; SSRC/Japan Foundation Abe Fellowship program;
Michael Heafey, Anderson School, UCLA; Brenda Johnson-Grau, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA;
Linda Schulman, Dept of Sociology, UCLA; Atsushi Nishikawa, JABA president, UCLA; Nick Menzies,
Asia Institute, UCLA; Mariko Bird, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA; Marina Kappos (artist);
Jeff Ostergren (artist); Elena Shih (UCLA), Kristin Surak (UCLA)

For further information, please contact ADRIAN FAVELL: [email protected]

For more on the featured artists, see the following websites:
MIKIKO HARA — http://www.cohenamador.com/Mikiko_Hara.html
MIKA NINAGAWA — http://ninamika.com/

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