Book Title: Cool Japan

Subtitle: Inside Japan's Cultural and Creative Industries, 2nd edition

Author: Tim Craig

Book Description: Cool Japan takes readers inside the world of Japanese popular and traditional culture, where J-pop music producers, manga artists, anime and video game creators, idols, fashion designers, comedians, tea and sake makers, sumo wrestlers, and businesspeople create the products and enjoyment that have made Japan a “cultural superpower” and become part of the daily lives of people all over the world. Eye-opening and rich in detail, Cool Japan is engaging reading for anyone with an interest in Japan, and ideal for use in school or university courses on Japan, popular culture, or business.

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Step inside the world of Japanese popular and traditional culture, where J-pop music producers, manga artists, anime and video game creators, idols, fashion designers, comedians, tea and sake makers, sumo wrestlers, and business people create the products and enjoyment that have made Japan a “cultural superpower” and become part of the daily lives of people around the world.

Following up on the popular first edition of Cool Japan (2017), this second edition updates all of the original chapters and adds new chapters on manga and Japanese comedy. Readers not only learn about various genres and forms of Japanese culture—some familiar, some less so—they also follow Japan’s creators as they wrestle with the cultural and business challenges that come with competing in a globalized and fast-changing world.

Extensively researched and rich in detail, Cool Japan is engaging and eye-opening reading for anyone with an interest in Japan. It is also ideal for use in school or university classrooms, in courses on Japan, popular culture, or business.

Author

Tim Craig

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Cool Japan Copyright © 2020 by Tim Craig / BlueSky Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

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Title
Cool Japan
Author
Tim Craig
License

Copyright © 2020 Tim Craig / BlueSky Publishing.

All images in this book are copyrighted by their respective rightsholders. Credits and copyright notices accompany images throughout.

All rights reserved. This publication may not be transmitted, photocopied, digitized or otherwise reproduced in any way without the permission of the publisher, BlueSky Publishing, Hama-cho 1-24-402, Ashiya, 659-0025 Japan.

Publisher
BlueSky Publishing
Publication Date
February 11, 2020
Ebook ISBN
978-4-9909822-9-4
Print ISBN
978-4-9909822-8-7