Asians Represent!

Episode 18: Ainu & Japanese National Identity ft. Marianne Ubalde

Episode Summary

Daniel was joined by Marianne Ubalde, a scholar based in Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan for a discussion about the representation and participation of the Ainu people in Japanese media and depictions of Japan in games.

Episode Notes

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Curious about the Ainu? Here are some interesting links from our discussion:
Music: Marewrew

Anime: Golden Kamuy and Silver Spoon

"Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Japanese Colonialism" by Kazuma Hashimoto

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Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads

Outro: Explore by Ikson