On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 7 pm EDT, The Japan Foundation, New York will hold a free YouTube webinar to dive into the history of the Japanese video game industry and learn about how it discovered its voice and influenced the world!
Super Mario, Pac-Man, Sonic, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, and Metroid. If you have ever played a video game, chances are you have probably heard of some of these titles. Perhaps these titles might even evoke fond, nostalgic memories of childhood to some players who grew up with them. While many of these Japanese games are widely recognized, loved, and still played by many fans worldwide today, players might not realize just how integral some of these games were in popularizing the videogame culture in the West, and influencing both the growth and course of the global videogames industry.
We will be joined by Dr. Rachael Hutchinson, Dr. Mia Consalvo, and Mr. Chris Kohler.
This is a FREE event. Registrants will receive the link to the stream via email.
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How the Japanese Video Game Industry Found, Lost, and Rediscovered Its Way
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM EDT (Please check your time zone.)
Admission fee: Free