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Symbols and Semiotics in Cosplay Culture: Communication through Image and the Representation of Religion. Symbols of Japan, Japan as Symbols: An Interdisciplinary Workshop. School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University. July 14th, 2023.


Shotengai: Resilient Cultural and Economic Centers of Japan on the Brink. Mechademia Academic Association 2022, Anime Expo, Los Angeles. June 28th, 2022.


Cosplay Spaces: Studios in Japan during the Pandemic. Kyoto Manga Museum. Mechademia Academic Association 2023. May 27th, 2023.


Nikkei and Otaku: Brazilian-Japanese Perspectives on Anime Contents in Social Integration. Kyoto Manga Museum. SGMS: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures 2021. May 29th, 2021.  (remote presentation)

Creating Pilgrimage - Positioning the World Cosplay Summit as Sanctum for Community Congregation. Mutual Images Research Association, Ryukoku University.  January 24th, 2021. (remote presentation)


Nakano Broadway: Anime Town under the Threat of Pandemic. Temple University, Tokyo. Anthropology of Japan in Japan. December 6th, 2020. (remote presentation)


COVID-19によるパンデミックが及ぼしたソーシャルイノベーション:コスプレのオンライ ンコラボレーション改革。東京工業大学、社会・経済システム学会第 39 回大会 2020年 11月 1日(リモート発表)


Influences of Covid-19 on the Digitization of Global Cosplay Communities. The Barcelona Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (IAFOR, BAMC2020), University of Barcelona. September 18th, 2020 (remote presentation)

Digital Layers: Temporal Development of Japanese Online Cosplay Communities. Nanzan University, Nagoya. Anthropology of Japan in Japan. December 8th, 2018.


インターネットネットワークの社会的およびデジタル的視点とコスプレの発展。静岡大学, 社会・経済システム学会第37回大会  2018年 9月 28日          


Character across Forms: Intertextuality and the Bond of Universals. Kyoto Manga Museum. SGMS: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures 2018. May 26th, 2018.        


Digital Cosplay and Postmodern Construct of Community, Stitching Time: The Forms, Functions and Fascinations of ‘Cosplay’ Fandom. Yamanashi Gakuin University. International College of Liberal Arts, Kofu City. March 18th, 2017.

Cosplayers in the Military - Intersections of Soft and Hard Power. Aoyama Gakuin University.  SGMS: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures 2016. March 18th, 2016.

Familiarizing the Unfamiliar: Language Acquisition through Manga and Anime. Meisei University. ISC Professional Development Forum, Meisei Univeristy. November 16th, 2013.


Takucos: Digital Costuming and the Disconnected Community. Minneapolis College of Art and Design. SGMS: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures 2013. September 28th, 2013.

The Transformative Nature of Shotengai Shopping Areas: A case study of Osu Cinema. Bulletin of Tokyo Denki University, Arts and Sciences. No. 20. December, 2022. 

The Impact of Matsumoto Leiji’s Universe on Anime Magazines as a Platform for Cosplay. Book chapter in McCarthy, Helen and Ashmore, Darren-jon (Eds.) Leiji Matsumoto: Essays on the Manga and Anime Legend. McFarland Publishing. January, 2021.

Learning through Play: Skill Building in Game Inspired Competition. Bulletin of Tokyo Denki University, Arts and Sciences. No. 18. December, 2020. 

Digital Cosplay and Postmodern Constructs of Community. The Phoenix Papers, Vol. 3, No. 1. August 2017.

Cosplay as Subculture: In Japan and Beyond. Bulletin of Tokai Gakuen University Vol. 17. March, 2012.




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