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Japan to Resume Visa-free Entry

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan will resume visa-free entry for individual visitors on October 11, bringing border regulations back to pre-pandemic levels for the first time in over two years. Prior to the pandemic, 68 countries and regions, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the United States, were permitted visa-free short-term travel

Welcome to Volume 7 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Dear Readers, As the COVID-19 crisis is apparently waning in many parts of the world, many felt that now is the time to attempt to return to that mythical status quo ante, only to find that that was hardly possibly anymore. The world had decided to move on and while some wealthier individuals were busily

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Spendemic: Japan’s Marketing of Mythical Creatures and the Business of Selling Hope

Author: Antonija Cavcic, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: September 16, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.7.1.05 Citation: Cavcic, A. (2022). Spendemic: Japan’s Marketing of Mythical Creatures and the Business of Selling Hope. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.7.1.05 Abstract With their roots in animism and Shintōism, Japan’s mythical creatures known as yōkai have been

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor-in-Chief: Holger Briel, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), China Published: September 16, 2022 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.7.1 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Holger Briel, Editor-in-Chief, IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Articles Articulation: Individuals

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Comparative Study of Realistic Optimism between India and Japan University Students

  Author: Aneesah Nishaat, Soka University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: August 12, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.8.1.04 Citation: Nishaat, A. (2022). Comparative Study of Realistic Optimism between India and Japan University Students, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.8.1.04 Abstract This study aimed to determine the differences in realistic optimism between Indian and Japanese university students using the realistic optimism scale. Indian students

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IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 8 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 8 – Issue 1 Editors: Dr Sharo Shafaie & Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge Published: August 12, 2022 ISSN: 2187-0675 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.8.1 Articles Effects of Visual Metaphors on Enhancing the Power of Advertisements Brian J. Birdsell, Hirosaki University, Japan Natsuko Tatsuta, Hirosaki University, Japan Hiroaki Nakamura, Nagoya University

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies – Volume 6 – Issue 1

Welcome to IJCS Issue 6.1! The Editorial Team of the issue hopes that the articles contained herein will be as thought-provoking and inspiring as those from previous issues. Where our last issues were written under the continuing threat of COVID-19, this issue has come together at a time when at least some parts of the

Welcome to Volume 6 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

Dear Readers, Welcome to IJCS Issue 6.1! The Editorial Team of the issue hopes that the articles contained herein will be as thought-provoking and inspiring as those from previous issues. Where our last issues were written under the continuing threat of COVID-19, this issue has come together at a time when at least some parts

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Does an Upcycling Kimono Practice Support Recycle-Oriented Cultural Sustainability? Japanese College Students’ Perspectives

Author: Minako McCarthy, The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA Email: [email protected] Published: July 14, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.03 Citation: McCarthy, M. (2021). Does an Upcycling Kimono Practice Support Recycle-Oriented Cultural Sustainability? Japanese College Students’ Perspectives. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1.03 Abstract Kimono (a traditional Japanese garment worn by women) has played an important role

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Holger Briel, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), China Published: July 14, 2021 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.1 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Holger Briel, Editor-in-Chief, IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Articles Making Sovereignty

The 2021 Australia-Japan-United States Next Generation Policy Forum

The 2021 Australia-US-Japan Next Generation Policy Forum is an online event that will bring together early career professionals who demonstrate an interest and expertise in the Indo-Pacific region, providing them with opportunities to connect with experts and deepen their knowledge on the key issues facing the Indo-Pacific region. The forum will consist of six panel discussions held

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Helping a Stranger in Japan: Who Helps and Why?

Is Japan really a helpful nation? Are the Japanese compassionate people? This presentation provides evidence that, in Japan, the decision to help a stranger depends heavily on what the situation dictates.

ACAS2020 Design and Democracy Panel Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Announcing Konrad Adenauer Foundation co-organized “Design and Democracy” Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Japan (KAS) Social Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) who have co-organized a Plenary Panel Discussion titled “Design and Democracy” at The 10th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2020) and The 10th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2020). Panellists include Bruce Brown of

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Dr Charles Allen Brown, Hokkaido University, Japan

Is the untrained NS teacher worth even less than we thought?: NS teacher endorsement of folk beliefs in EFL education

In this presentation, Dr Charles Allen Brown discusses how his own multi-year ethnographic fieldwork examining ground-level practices of English education in Japan and Taiwan indicates that the untrained NS teacher may be even less valuable than is commonly assumed.

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The Psychology of Kawaii Professor Hiroshi Nittono Osaka University

Beyond Cuteness: An Emerging Field of the Psychology of “Kawaii”

“Kawaii” is often translated as “cute” in English, but the nuances and connotations of the two words seem to be different. In this presentation, Professor Hiroshi Nittono of Osaka University discusses which aspects of kawaii are unique to Japanese culture and which aspects seem to be universal to all humans.

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A Mechanism Linking Discrimination, Conflict, and Switching Behaviour in Bicultural Individuals

Authors: JungHui Lee, Kanagawa Dental University Yokosuka, Japan Tomoko Tanaka, Okayama University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: June 24, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.04 Citation: Lee, J., & Tanaka, T. (2019). A Mechanism Linking Discrimination, Conflict, and Switching Behaviour in Bicultural Individuals. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.04 Abstract This study focuses on the switching behaviour exhibited

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IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 6 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna, Hofstra University, United States of America Published: June 26, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1 Articles Alternative Facts: The Shifting Realities of Community, Media and Public Opinion Mark Lukasiewicz, Hofstra University, USA The Framework of Subjectivity as Object of Consciousness

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Marguerite Yourcenar, from Japan to the Motherland: The Oceanic Lack and the Wave of Time

Author: Alessandro Giardino Email: [email protected] Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.03 Citation: Giardino, A. (2018). Marguerite Yourcenar, from Japan to the Motherland: The Oceanic Lack and the Wave of Time. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.03 Abstract Marguerite Yourcenar’s reputation was built on philologically inspired novels featuring heroes of the Western tradition, such as

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The (Hi)story of the Encounter: The Historical and the Personal in Nicolas Bouvier’s The Japanese Chronicles

Author: Halia Koo Email: [email protected] Published: December 1, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.02 Citation: Koo, H. (2018). The (Hi)story of the Encounter: The Historical and the Personal in Nicolas Bouvier’s The Japanese Chronicles. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1.02 Abstract The Japanese Chronicles is a travel narrative by Swiss writer Nicolas Bouvier (1929–1998), who uses a

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: December 1, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1 Articles British Romanticism in China: Revised in Reception Li Ou The (Hi)story of the Encounter: The Historical and the Personal in Nicolas Bouvier’s The Japanese Chronicles Halia Koo Marguerite Yourcenar, from

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Managing Boundaries between (Dirty) Work and Church Life for Indonesian Migrant Workers in Japan

Author: Median Mutiara, Nagoya University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: November 12, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.3.2.04 Citation: Mutiara, M. (2018). Managing Boundaries between (Dirty) Work and Church Life for Indonesian Migrant Workers in Japan. IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.3.2.04 Abstract This paper elucidates the boundary management between (dirty) work and religious life for Indonesian migrant workers

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IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 3 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 3 – Issue 2 Editor: Professor Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Published: November 12, 2018 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.3.2 Articles Challenging the Mythical Boer Hero Archetype in Anglo-Boer War Short Films Anna-Marie Jansen van Vuuren, University of Johannesburg, South Africa Interdisciplinary Working Relationships of Health Care Staff in Late

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An Examination of Listening Acquisition: A Study of Japanese University Students

Authors: Bryan Hahn, Akita International University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: February 28, 2018 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.6.1.04 Citation: Hahn, B. (2018). An Examination of Listening Acquisition: A Study of Japanese University Students. IAFOR Journal of Education, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.6.1.04 Abstract English language learners seek strong speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. When it comes to the last it is

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 6 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: November 30, 2017 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.6.1 Articles The Influence of Arthur Rimbaud on Dai Wang Shu and Nakahara Chūya’s Poetry—The Construction of their Poetic Decadent World James Kin-Pong Au More Than a Historical Novel: Women, History, and

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IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 3 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 3 – Issue 1 Editors: Dr Sharo Shafaie & Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge Published: August 4, 2017 ISSN: 2187-0675 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.3.1 Articles Pleasure, Arousal, and Dominance Mood Traits Prediction Using Time Series Methods Mani Mehraei & Nimet Ilke Akcay, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey Implicit Environmental Attitudes: Critique

Professor Toshiya Hoshino UN Japan

Second Silk Road Roundtable Concentrates on Issues of Security and Sustainability

The IAFOR Silk Road Initiative had its second roundtable meeting today, attended by a group of academics from around the world, and chaired by Osaka University OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre co-director Professor Haruko Satoh, and attended by Professor Toshiya Hoshino, now Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations. Professor Hoshino had delivered a keynote situating the contemporary

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Why It Matters

IAFOR’s mission to promote international exchange, facilitate heightened intercultural awareness and encourage interdisciplinary discussion is actively creating beneficial outcomes for individuals and positively impacting global society. But why are these three key areas of focus so important? International Different countries operate under very different economic circumstances and political systems, and yet academic pools of excellence

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Who We Are

IAFOR is a confederation of leaders and opinion formers around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference. Since 2009 IAFOR has provided new perspectives to the thought leaders and decision-makers of today and tomorrow by offering constructive environments for dialogue and interchange at the intersections of nation, culture

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About

Our Mission To promote international exchange To facilitate intercultural awareness To encourage interdisciplinary discussion To generate and share new knowledge Organisation International | Intercultural | Interdisciplinary The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) was founded in Nagoya, Japan, in 2009 as a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and

Professor Ken Urano Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan

Ken Urano to Speak at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2017

Professor Ken Urano IICEHawaii2017 Featured Speaker Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan As a Featured Speaker at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2017 (IICEHawaii2017), Professor Ken Urano of Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan, will provide an overview of research and practice in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in Japan, while sharing his own experiences as a teacher