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77 Coeds & Kaiju: On the Female Student in Japan's New Left, Kaiju Movies & More (Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder)

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder joins us to talk about female students in Japan's New Left movement, kaiju movies and more.

About Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder

Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder is Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University. Her latest book is titled Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left (Duke University Press Books).

Topics Discussed

  • About Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left
  • Chelsea Szendi Schieder's interest in the Japanese student movement of the 1960s
  • About the role of women in the Japanese New Left
  • Female activists of the Japanese student movement of the 1960s
  • How Japanese universities were forced to admit female students after World War II
  • The idea that providing Japanese women with a college education would be counter productive
  • Concerns over gender equality
  • The Tokyo Medical University testing scandal
  • The prevalence of women's universities in Japan
  • About Ochanomizu University and their decision to remain a women's university
  • How police in Japan made an effort to change to a "friendlier" policing style as a result of bad press when dealing with student protests
  • Media portrayal of female student activists
  • About Dr. Chelsea Szendi Schieder's class Kaiju Attack
  • The meanings and inspirations behind kaiju movies
  • About Shin Godzilla
  • About Hedorah
  • About the Heisei Gamera series of movies
  • And much more!
Support on Patreon

If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance!

Links, Videos, Etc.

To get a copy of Coed Revolution, consider using the Amazon Affiliate link below. It won't cost you anything extra and it will support the show.

You can find Chelsea Szendi Schieder on Twitter.

If you enjoyed this episode of Japan Station, you may also enjoy episode 25.

Check out the latest episode of the Ichimon Japan podcast via the link below.

If you would like to support the show by picking up some merchandise, make sure to visit KimitoDesigns.com.

Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi's music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: Courtesy of Chelsea Szendi Schieder

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    75 The Untidiness of Marie Kondo & Shinto: A Chat w. Kaitlyn Ugoretz of Eat Pray Anime

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    On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Kaitly Ugoretz of the YouTube channel Eat Pray Anime discusses the allure and eclectic spirituality of Marie Kondo, as well as online Shinto communities. About Kaitlyn Ugoretz Kaitlyn Ugoretz is a Phd candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her primary area of research is online religious communities, in particular Shinto communities. She is also the author of a recent article about Marie Kondo titled The Untidiness of Marie Kondo's Eclectic Spirituality. Kaitlyn also runs the YouTube channel Eat Pray Anime. Topics Discussed About Marie Kondo/KonMari About the "untidiness" of Marie Kondo How people have tried to connect Marie Kondo and her ideas to Shinto Marie Kondo's website The "Danshari" method of tidying up The prevalence of so-called tidying gurus in Japan and in the West The "Japanese-ness" of Marie Kondo as a marketing tool How Marie Kondo appears to be far more popular in the US than in Japan The allure of Marie Kondo The Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo The narrative of self transformation found in Marie Kondo's shows and others like it About Marie Kondo's second Netflix show Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo About Kaitlyn Ugoretz's research on online Shinto communities What Shinto practice looks like About Shinto practice outside of Japan Practitioners of Shinto outside of Japan What attracts people outside of Japan to Shinto About the YouTube channel Eat PrayAnime And much more! Support on Patreon If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance! Support Japan Station on Patreon Links, Videos, Etc. To read Kaitlyn Ugoretz's article about Marie Kondo, use the link below. The untidiness of Marie Kondo's eclectic spirituality To check out Kaitlyn's YouTube channel, Eat Pray Anime, use the link below. Eat Pray Anime Here is one of the Eat Pray Anime videos that was mentioned during the episode. Can Anime Characters Become Gods? Anime Pilgrimage Explained! You can follow Kaitlyn Ugoretz on Twitter as well. @KaitlynUgoretz @eat_pray_anime To check out the previous episode of Japan Station, use the link below. In Search of the Japanese Wolf (Alex K.T. Martin) | Japan Station 74 Don't forget to check out the latest episode of the Ichimon Japan podcast. Why do hands come out of the toilet in Japan? (About Japanese toilet hands, ghosts, yokai and urban legends) | Ichimon Japan 51 If you would like to support the show by picking up some merchandise, make sure to visit KimitoDesigns.com. KimitoDesigns.com Special Thanks Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi's music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel. Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R. Featured image: Courtesy of Kaitlyn Ugoretz Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapankyoNews) Twitter (@JapankyoNews) Full Show Notes Get the full version of show notes at https://www.japankyo.com/category/podcasts/japanstation/  

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