SOAS University of London

Centre for Creative Industries, Media and Screen Studies

Akiko Nagata


Akiko Nagata
Akiko Nagata
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Thesis title:
An Analysis of Family and Gender Roles in Japanese Television Drama
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I completed both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan). I have a degree in BA for Policy Studies, and MA for Sociology.

PhD Research

My research is focused on how families and gender are represented through Japanese television drama. The research will look at relatively recent works of pre and post 311. The aim of my research is to determine family values and gender roles through Japanese media. I believe analysing Japanese television drama can be a key to interpret changes in Japanese society.