Soft Power Japan — From Cool Japan to ‘Cold Japan’

TOKYO, June 16, 2022 — University of Oxford researcher Warren A. Stanislaus explains how the elements of “coldness” of Japanese pop culture, manga, anime, and games were disassembled and reassembled into grime music and, in turn, empowered the marginalized youth in the U.K. Stanislaus discussed the creation of a platform to make “Cold Japan” a source of soft power. Jesper Koll, chair of policy committee at Asia Society Japan, moderated the program. (1 hr., 5 min.)