Exporting Young Japan: Between Text and Image

29-30th June 2013, Konan University, Japan

Saturday 29th June

10.00- Welcome

10.15- Presentation speech

10.30- Introduction speech by Marco Pellitteri (Chairman)

11.00- Refreshments

11.20- Panel 1- Inspiring Japaneseness: European influences

             ‘The Representation of Miyazaki’s Whisper of the Heart- Japanese    

              Identities Combined with Western Individualism

Pr. Koji Nakamura, Konan University

             ‘Art loop. Case of inspiration in manga.’

Joanna Zaremba-Penk, University Nicolaus Copernicus

12.20- Lunch Break

14.00- Panel 2- Ways of exporting: text, image and cyberspace

             ‘The Dawn of Japanese Light Novels in France’

Maxime Danesin, Université François Rabelais

            ‘‘Scenes of Childhood’: From Japan to Cuba, a world-wide exhibition’

Aurore Montoya, University of the West of England

             ‘Making Friends the Japanese Way: Exploring yaoi manga fans’ online


Simon Turner, Birkbeck College, University of London

15.30- Refreshments

15.50- discussion

17.00- Refreshments and end of the day

19.00- Dinner

Sunday 30th June

10.00- Meeting at Okamoto station

11.00- Visit of the International Manga Museum, Kyoto

Talk by Dr. Jaqueline Berndt, Professor of Art and Media Studies at Kyoto Seika University, ‘Locally Global: Introduction to the Kyoto International Manga Museum

13.00- lunch

14.30- Visit of Kyoto

18.30- dinner

20.30-21.00 Train back to Kobe

Auditors are welcome to attend the workshop. If you are interested, please contact us prior to the 28th of June at

Please note that you are entitle to pay your own meals, transportation and entrance tickets