Patrick Macias to Give ‘J-POP in the USA’ Lecture in San Francisco Sun/3

Patrick Macias to give ‘J-POP in the USA’ lecture in San Francisco Sun/3

J-POP in the USA – Past and Present

Over the last few years, Japanese pop exports such as anime, manga, and video games have had an enormous impact on people's lives in the United States. But how did the current demand for Japanese cultural products develop, and where is it going?

In this presentation, Patrick Macias will present an overview of the development of J-pop fandom in America, from fans of early anime like Astro Boy to today's breed of self-identified “otaku” who made manga such as Naruto bestsellers in the USA.

Japanese pop culture represents an enormous opportunity for both teachers and students alike to share and learn from, and this presentation will also offer some ideas for using anime and manga in the classroom as an educational tool.

About the speaker: Patrick Macias is currently the Editor-in-Chief of OTAKU USA magazine, a bi-monthly newsstand publication about anime and manga. He is also the author of numerous books including TOKYOSCOPE: THE JAPANESE CULT FILM COMPANION, JAPANESE SCHOOLGIRL INFERNO: TOKYO TEEN FASHION SUBCULTURE HANDBOOK, and OTAKU IN USA, published in Japan by Ohta Shuppan.

Patrick has spoken about Japanese pop culture for UCLA's J-Wave Conference, the Japan Society of Northern California, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, and at Temple University Japan Campus.

Time and Date
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Sunday, May 3

San Francisco State University
College of Humanities
Room 133 (Humanities Auditorium)
General $5
Students $2
“Please have exact change.
Please bring your student ID with you.”

NCJTA (Northern California Japanese Teachers' Association) members, free
Northern California Japanese Teachers' Association official website:

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