Internet and Social Media

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The Internet and social media have revolutionized the transmission of war-related information and narratives in the digital age. The Internet connects together war representations across diverse formats. Museums, newspapers, films, and works in other formats usually need their own webpage these days.

Much of the discussion of the Internet and social media revolves around the extent to which it has enabled or become dominated by nationalistic views in Japan regarding the war. The issue of the accuracy or reliability of online information is also a major issue.

Three articles addressing some of the issues of war memories online are:

Rumi Sakamoto, “‘Koreans, Go Home!’ Internet Nationalism in Contemporary Japan as a Digitally Mediated Subculture”.

Aleksandra Jaworowicz-Zimny, “Kandō Conservatism – “Moving” war narratives in Japanese online fan videos”.

Brett Hack, “Subculture as social knowledge: a hopeful reading of otaku culture”.

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