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Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization: A Brief Interview with William M. Tsutsui

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William M. Tsutsui is Professor of History and Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Previously he taught for seventeen years at the University of Kansas. He is the author or editor of six books, including Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century Japan (Princeton University Press, 1998) and Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Professor Tsutsui’s most recent publication is the Key Issues in Asian Studies booklet, Japanese Popular Culture and Globalization and in this interview Tsutsui addresses aspects of his latest work. He was awarded the 2000 John Whitney Hall Prize of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the 2005 William Rockhill Nelson Award for non-fiction. He currently serves as chair of the AAS Northeast Asia Council. His ongoing research projects focus on the environmental history of Japan during World War II and the cultural history of the phrase “Made in Japan.”