Sleeping Together with Different Dreams?: Japanese Media’s Gaze and Representation of Chinese Tourists

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Date(s) - 06/10/2016
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Meeting Room, Menzies Building N302


Trans-Asia as method seminar jointly organized with Japanese Studies Centre

Professor Seongbin Hwang Rikkyo University, Japan

There has been a significant increase of news reports that feature Chinese tourists in Japan since 2012, when Japanese government started monetary easing to significantly devalue the Japanese Yen. However, it is a very peculiar phenomenon to have so many news reports focusing on tourists from a specific nation, China. Why does the Japanese media and its digital public fix their eyes on the Chinese tourists, not the Koreans, the Taiwanese or the European tourists?

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