Japan’s image in far-right imagination
Where is Japan in today’s far-right imagination? The EU-funded YTOPIA project will explore the origins and development of the political discourses amongst the European far right on Japan, called yamatology instead of Japanology, by performing comparative analysis on the discursive construction of Japan’s image in Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. The project will analyse Nazi-fascist yamatological representations by considering them as the result of dialogical interaction between European and Japanese actors and a fundamental component of the Axis’ cultural policies. YTOPIA will also reveal the utopian dimension of yamatological representations in which Japan became the projection surface for the values and political aspirations of the European far right.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.