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Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617038099

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617038099.001.0001

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On the Establishment and the History of the Japan Society for Animation Studies

On the Establishment and the History of the Japan Society for Animation Studies

Translated by Joon Yang Kim

Chapter:
(p.49) On the Establishment and the History of the Japan Society for Animation Studies
Source:
Japanese Animation
Author(s):

Masashi Koide

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038099.003.0005

This chapter examines the establishment and history of the Japan Society for Animation Studies (JSAS), including its background management. The author first provides a short introduction of his relationship with the JSAS, which was founded in July 1998, before focusing on the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences (JASIAS), whose members also included the founding members of the JSAS. He also reflects on the publication of the first issue of the Japanese Journal of Animation Studies, the official academic journal of the JSAS, in July 1999, and looks at animation research in Japan as well as the society’s focus on animation-gaku and animation studies. Furthermore, the author describes the composition and characteristics of the JSAS members and considers the relevance of the JSAS to higher education in Japanese animation.

Keywords:   JSAS, JASIAS, Animation Studies, animation research, Japan, animation-gaku, animation studies, higher education, Japanese animation

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