'Hating "The Korean Wave"' Comic Books: A sign of New Nationalism in Japan?

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dc.contributor.author Sakamoto, Rumi en
dc.contributor.author Allen, Matthew en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-20T01:22:59Z en
dc.date.issued 2007-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus October Oct 2007 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17429 en
dc.description.abstract The internet has become an increasingly influential medium throughout East Asia. In this article we examine the case of Kenkanryu (‘”Hating ‘The Korean Wave’”), a manga published in 2005 in hard copy, but available online as a web comic for many months prior to print publication. We argue that the content, while nationalist, xenophobic, and ‘toxic’ is only one of a number of other, media-related reasons for the sales success of this comic in Japan. Other factors are the influence of online chat groups, the web as a means of communicating and selling ideas and products, and the internet-savvy way in which supporters of the views expressed in the comic communicated with online readers. In the context of increasing fears that Japanese youth are becoming more ‘nationalistic’ we argue that it is important to examine the medium as much as the message in assessing whether we are witnessing the emergence of a significant and dangerous social movement, or something rather different. en
dc.description.uri http://www.japanfocus.org/products/details/2535 en
dc.publisher Japan Focus en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus en
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dc.title 'Hating "The Korean Wave"' Comic Books: A sign of New Nationalism in Japan? en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.volume October en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Japan Focus en
pubs.author-url http://www.japanfocus.org/-Mathew-Allen/2535 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 72663 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Cultures, Languages & Linguist en
pubs.org-id Asian Studies en
dc.identifier.eissn 1557-4660 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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