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Inside Shinjuku Ni-chōme, Japanese Gay Media & More (Dr. Thomas Baudinette) | Japan Station 104

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Dr Thomas Baudinette talks about Shinjuku’s Ni-chome district and Japanese media as it relates to queer individuals/gay men in Japan.

About Dr. Thomas Baudinette

Dr. Thomas Baudinette is Senior Lecturer in Japanese and International Studies in the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Languages and Literatures at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is a cultural anthropologist whose work has explored consumption of popular culture among queer communities in Japan, Mainland China, Thailand, and the Philippines. He has a particular interest in the transnational spread of Japanese queer popular culture and its impacts on conceptualisations of gender and sexuality. He also investigates K-pop fandom in Japan and Australia. He is also the author of the book Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo.

Topics Discussed

  • About Dr. Thomas Baudinette’s interest in Japan and research
  • About Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo (Volume 93) (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies)
  • About Shinjuku’s No-chome district
  • About researching depictions of queer individuals and gay men in Japanese media (tarento)
  • About the social pressure experienced by gay men in Japan
  • About Johnny’s & Associates
  • And much more!

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