Abenomics, 253, 275–76
actionable theory, 20, 133, 135, 140, 144–45
advertising, 19–20, 184, 203, 208, 225, 228,
244, 352; con temporary changes in, 174–81;
criticism of, 232; of Discover Japan,
185–90; industries in Japan, 131–41, 144;
and InterCommunication, 110, 113; and
girlscape, 190–94; and New Aca discourse,
214; and Seibu Saison, 231–32. See also
de- advertising
animality, 348, 354–55, 360, 365n15, 377; and
Imaginary and the Animal Route, 92–95
animation, 10, 16, 44, 103, 303n51
architecture, xii, 18, 105–6, 117, 120, 259,
320–21; and the cybernetic turn, 52–58,
62, 64–67, 69–73, 383–85
Arendt, Hannah, 93–94, 227
Article 175 of the Japa nese criminal code,
253, 255–56, 269, 281n52
Asada, Akira 19, 21, 72, 78n78, 96–97, 117, 135,
145, 329; as editor of InterCommunication,
105–6, 113–14, 117, 120–21; and humor,
215–16; and New Academism, 200–202,
206, 212–14, 217; and New Humans, 203–4;
and youth, 209–10
Asada, Takashi, 58
Asama Sansō incident, 236
atmospheric media, 53–55, 66, 72–73
audience: of tele vi sion, 40, 225; theories of 35,
37, 291–95, 297, 340–42, 358, 380. See also
spectators
avant- garde, 10, 18, 25, 45, 65–69, 104, 126,
176, 192, 231, 259, 270, 283
Azuma, Hiroki, 9–11, 16, 18–19, 24, 83–88, 98,
118–19, 125, 217, 348–64, 378–79, 383–86;
and On Information and Freedom, 82,
89–96, 100n19, 377
Baudrillard, Jean, 70, 114, 117, 217; and
communication, 153–64, 170n21; and
consumer society, 174–75, 351
Bazin, André, 44, 342
Beat Takeshi, 234–36
Bell, Daniel, 3, 86
Benjamin, Walter, 22, 164, 289, 292,
298, 302n47, 320–22, 328–29, 371,
381–82
Beyond Computopia: Information, Automa-
tion, and Democracy in Japan, 108
biopolitics, 54–59, 67, 74n12, 167, 174–75, 190,
194, 354, 382–84
Caldwell, John, 13, 155
capitalism, 34, 36, 42–43, 86, 137, 181, 192–94,
214, 274; print, 5, 11, 17, 211, 330; and infor-
mation, 107–8; and mediation, 47, 194, 154,
244–45, 351
Chen, Kuan- Hsing, 8, 25
Chun, Jayson Makoto, 34, 46
Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong, 33, 142
cinema, 15, 22–23. See also film, motion
pictures
Cold War, 11, 40–41, 45, 68, 70, 77n59
colonialism, 3–4, 18, 25, 382, 384; and
urban planning, 54, 56–59, 64. See also
postcolonialism
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