An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures – Online Course
Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today.
Who is the course for?
This is an introductory course and is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and Japanese culture.
Some of the course videos will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
What topics will you cover?
Understanding Japanese youth culture
Considering vulnerability and immaturity in Japanese social context
Love relationship and self-acknowledgment
Battles and competition in educational institutions
Machine and Human
Derivative works and fan culture
A history of subculture since 1970
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Evaluate the significant meanings of youth culture
Interpret subcultural materials along with social background
Compare the context of Japanese subculture with learners’ own cultural background
Investigate the reason why Japanese culture has a strong impact and popularity in global context