Michal daliot-bul

University of Haifa (Israel)

Michal (Miki) DALIOT-BUL is a senior lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel. Focusing on Japanese  modernity, her research interests include the cultural structuring and meanings of play, the formation of identities within late consumer culture, globalization and localization of Japanese youth popular cultures, and the production of intra- and inter-cultural imaginaries within a rapidly globalizing world. She has published numerous articles in journals such as Cultural Studies,  Media, Culture and Society, Asian Studies Review and Social Science Japan Journal. She has translated a number of novels from Japanese into Hebrew, including Haruki Murakami’s Afutā Dāku (After Dark) and Enchi Fumiko’s Onna Men (Women’s Masks). Her first monograph License to Play: the Ludic in Japanese Culture was published by Hawai'i University Press in 2014. Her second monograph co-written with Dr. Nissim Otmazgin, The Anime Boom in the US: Lessons for Global Creative Industries, was published by Harvard University Asia Center in 2017. She is currently working on the origins of Japanese Science Fiction.



Japan Pop Culture Workshop (2017):

Japan Pop Goes Global: Japanese Pop Culture on Aesthetics and Creativity


"What went wrong with Sanders’ adaptation of Ghost in the Shell (2017)?

(hint: not the casting of Scarlet Johansson)"