Current Position

Professor (Graduate School of Letters, Joint Degree Master Program in Transcultural Studies) Kyoto University

Research Field, Activities and Interests

Her research interests include Japanese cinema and East Asian cinema in global culture. She is the author of Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s (University of Hawaii Press, 2008) and Japanese Cinema in the Digital Age (University of Hawaii Press, 2012). She is also the co-editor of Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2009) and the editor of Viewing “Postwar” in the 1950s Japanese Cinema (in Japanese, 2012). She is currently finalizing a book manuscript on the cinema in post-Occupation Japan, and working her new book project on moving images after Fukushima disaster, No Nukes: Listening to the “Voice” of Filmmakers.


Ph.D. in Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa

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