Japanese pop culture discussion in San Francisco

The Japan Society of Northern California presents


Our "Pop Culture Revolution" panelists will discuss 2004's themes and trends in Japanese pop culture, along with its increasing influence and impact in the US. The panelists will also focus on the 'hot' topics in Japanese media -- celebrities, films and music in 2004.


PATRICK MACIAS: author of "TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film
Companion" and the co-author of "Cruising the Anime City – An Otaku Guide to Neo-Tokyo"

ERIC NAKAMURA: CEO of Robot Factory Incorporated and Publisher and Co-editor of Giant Robot magazine

GILLES POITRAS: widely known writer on anime and manga, and author of "The Anime Companion: What's Japanese in Japanese Animation?"

ALVIN LU (moderator): Editorial Director of San Francisco-based manga publisher Viz

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
5:30 PM Registration & Reception
6:00 – 7:30 PM Program

312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

$10 Members & Co-sponsors; $15 Non-Members
Students with ID: free
RSVP recommended at usajapan.org or 415.986.4383

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Pacific Rim, University of San Francisco and the World Affairs Council of Northern California. Generously underwritten by Union Bank of California.

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