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Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi


Spend time in New York City and, soon enough, you will encounter some of the Japanese nationals who live and work there. NYC is also home to one of the largest overseas Japanese populations in the world. Among them are artists and designers who produce cutting-edge work in fields such as design, fashion, music, and art. Part of the so-called“creative class” and a growing segment of the neoliberal economy, these Japanese migrants are usually middle-class and college-educated. They move to NYC in the hope of realizing dreams and aspirations unavailable to them in Japan. Yet the creative careers ... More

Keywords: neoliberal economy, migrant artists, designers, New York City, overseas Japanese, creative class, Japanese migrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839413
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi, author
University of Amsterdam