The Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Media-Content Research Project in cooperation with the University of Tokyo is issuing a call for applications to its two-week summer program on Japanese pop culture. The program will take place from 14th to 26th July 2014, at the University of Tokyo in Japan.
Applicants are eligible if they are currently enrolled in college or university, or have already obtained an undergraduate degree in the field of arts, humanities, or social sciences. The program will offer financial support of up to JPY 100,000 for travel expenses, as well as free accommodations for the lenght of the summer program for qualified students (non-students must shoulder their own expenses).
Application forms and other detailed information can be found on the Media Mix website. Deadline for submission of applications is on 4th April 2014 at 24:00 JST / 23:00 PST. Selection results will be announced on 21st April by email.
The two-week Media Mix summer program consists of lectures, workshops, and field trips. The main lectures will be taught by Professors Ian Condry (MIT), Marc Steinberg (Concordia University), Eiji Otsuka (International Research Center for Japanese Studies) and Shunya Yoshimi (the University of Tokyo). The lectures aim to provide background and introduce theoretical perspectives that will enhance the experience of the program’s workshops and field trips.
The workshops, on the other hand, will give particiapnts first-hand experience on the process of creation and production of media content. Lastly, program participants will visit the studios of some of Japan’s media creators and explore the archives of primary media resources located in Tokyo.