Japanese Anime Talk with Rie Kusakiyo

"Anime" is one of the most powerful  examples of soft power diplomacy originating out of Japan today and widely recognized around the world.Rie Kusakiyo will be looking back to the origin of the animation in Japan, and discuss how anime has and continues to influence overseas' animators.Her talk will also touch upon a recent controversy about Disney’s the, "Lion King" vs. and an earlier Tezuka film,"Kimba White Lion." She will also talk about  working conditions in the Japanese anime industry, and Chinese animators.  


About the speaker: 
Name: Rie Kusakiyo

The Advisor for Educational Affairs at  the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
She manages the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program) as well as educational and cultural exchange programs sponsored by the Japanese Government.
Her responsibilities also include strengthening relations between Japanese and US educational institutions and support for Japanese language programs at schools in Northern California and Nevada. Prior to moving to San Francisco in August 2018, she has worked for the Toshiba Corporation in international sales focused on the Southeastern Asian market and at the British Embassy Tokyo as Consular Officer.

Wednesday, February 19 at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

University Studies Abroad Consortium Annex, Carmelo Urza Conference Room 1664 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557