Japan’s new digital age brings together the old and the new


GRN member Esperanza Miyake recently wrote an article for The Conversation about the coming together of 'old' and 'new' Japan in the Digital Age.

Whether it is futuristic mecha-bots stomping on the ancient slopes of Mount Fuji or J-Pop stars shimmering like plastic dolls in silk kimonos, we indulge in the guilty (or not-so-guilty) consumption of Japan like electronic sushi: something traditional repackaged within the innovative, creating that perfect old/new bite.

You can read the full article here, and find out more about the 'Japan in the Digital Age' event that Esperanza is organising at Manchester Met here.