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Our most recent podcast: We were able to talk to the Japanese cultural anthropologist Mihara Ryôtarô while he visited Frankfurt in July for a talk on the Coool Japan Initiative [link]. As we have written on K-Pop in the past, we were very interested to talk about this kind of export promotion of cultural goods as a foreign policy strategy: Do export subsidies of J-Pop artifacts really promote Japanese soft power in the region? What are the dangers of promoting certain images of Japanese-ness? And is fried sushi really cool?


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Mihara Ryôtarô Interview

Mihara Ryôtarô talking with Philipp Offermann and Martin Schmetz (from left to right)

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