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Japan’s Digital Economy: On Women & Labor in the Digital Age (Dr. Gabriella Lukacs) | Japan Station 94

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Dr. Gabriella Lukacs joins us to talk about some early internet history in Japan and the role of women in Japan’s digital economy.

About Dr. Gabriella Lukacs

Dr. Gabriella Lukacs is a professor in the department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of the book Invisibility by Design: Women and Labor in Japan’s Digital Economy.

Topics Discussed

  • About the book┬áInvisibility by Design
  • How Dr. Lukacs got interested in researching women and digital labor in Japan
  • Tech and digital economy trends in Japan
  • Mixi & Nico Nico Douga
  • The rise & fall of Japanese ell phones
  • About the rise of “girly photography” in the 90s
  • About Hiromix
  • About Net Idols (netto aidoru)
  • About the rise of blogs and blogging platofrms in Japan
  • About the┬ábijin┬átrader boom (female day traders)
  • How women were marketed as financially savvy and excellent day traders
  • Labor and the digital economy in general
  • And much more!

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