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Yamatology of the Axis. Japan as a Nazi-Fascist Utopia of Political Renewal

Project description

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 258 498,24
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

KYOTO SANGYO UNIVERSITY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Motoyama, Kita Gu, Kamigamo
6038047 Kyoto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 172 761,60