An Introduction To Japanese Pop Culture

  • Japan Pop Culture
    December 17, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Please note that this event has now been rescheduled. Please visit the Japanese Study School website regularly for updates.

Japan has a rich and diverse pop culture which weaves its way through the worlds of anime, manga, film and cosplay. Explore the many aspects of this side of Japan in a special presentation.

This class will be broken down into 4 distinct topics:
1. What is ‘Otaku’?
2. What is ‘Moe’?
3. A Brief History of Manga and Anime
4. Otaku Activities and Participatory Culture

At the end of this class you will have a better grasp of why Japanese pop culture is so appealing – and why it’s becoming a global phenomenon.

Sarada One is an MA Audiovisual Translation and Popular Culture student at City University with a keen interest in translation and interpreting. She has experience working in the media industry, particularly as a translator and interpreter with which she has demonstrated her skills in communication and a profound passion for the Japanese Otaku and Modern Pop culture.


Venue Phone: 020 345 70200

Venue Website:

Albert House, 256-260 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DD


Conveniently located next to Old Street tube station in London, Albert House provides the perfect location for the Japanese Study School. Close to Shoreditch and the Barbican arts centre.

The rooms inside are professional and clean and can be adapted to cater for the many different topics that we teach, from language to manga.