Dr Rumi Sakamoto
BA (Tsuda), MA, PhD (Essex)
- Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies
Research | Current
- Nationalism in post-1990s Japan
- War memory and identity in popular culture and media
- Kamikaze pilots and SDF in Japanese popular culture and media
- Affect and emotion in politics of reconciliation between Japan and South Korea/China
I offer postgraduate supervision in the areas of Japanese nationalism and national/cultural identity, as well as Japan's war memory and popular culture-related topics.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Sakamoto, R., & Epstein, S. (2020). Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan–Korea Relations. Routledge. Pages: 202.
- Sakamoto, R. (2020). Popular imagination in Japan. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Japan (pp. 191-205).
- Sakamoto, R. (2019). Inserting Nikkei memory into Japan’s war narrative: national identities, divided loyalty and revisionism in “Two Homelands”. Paper presented at 23rd Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference. 24 November - 27 November 2019.
- Sakamoto, R. (2017). Remembering Korean Kamikaze pilots in Japanese films. Paper presented at New Zealand Asia Institute conference: Popular culture, war memory and reconciliation between South Korea and Japan, Auckland, New Zealand. 12 August - 13 August 2017.
- Sakamoto, R. (2016). Popular Culture and Historical Memories of War in Asia. In K. Iwabuchi, C. Berry, E. Tsai (Eds.) Routledge handbook of East Asian popular culture. London and New York: Routledge.
- Sakamoto, R. (2016). Kobayashi Yoshinori, 3.11, and Datsu Genpatsu Ron. In M. Mullins, K. Nakano (Eds.) Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan: Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses (pp. 269-287). USA and Australia: Palgrave. 10.1057/9781137521323_12
- Sakamoto, R. (2015). Mobilizing Affect for Collective War Memory: Kamikaze images in Yūshūkan. Cultural Studies, 29 (2), 158-184. 10.1080/09502386.2014.890235
- Allen, M., & Sakamoto, R. (Eds.) (2014). Japanese Popular Culture. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
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ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 435
18 SYMONDS ST