International Perspectives in Geography

The Agglomeration of the Animation Industry in East Asia

Authors: Yamamoto, Kenta

  • Is an empirical study based on traditional Japanese economic geographical methods
  • Focuses on work styles of creative workers in three East Asian metropolises
  • Reveals the cross-border transaction structure among creative agents in these cities
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This book will be of interest to scholars and students of Asian studies, cultural industries, economic geography, and related areas of study. It discusses the results of a microscopic survey focusing on topics such as how animation studios form business relationships and how workers gain skills in the industry. The methodology was based on traditional Japanese economic geographical methods. The study also examines macroscopic issues such as why industrial agglomerations are formed in metropolises, why metropolises develop mutual networks, and how a type of cultural product is created in the metropolises. The methodology uses case studies of the animation industries in Japan, South Korea, and China. The detailed analysis covers the process of the industry’s agglomeration within the East Asian metropolises of Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai as well as the division of labor among them. In addition, the transaction relationships among animation studios are examined, together with the promotion of the industry in the peripheral region of Okinawa, Japan. Differences in work styles and output among these cities are also examined. The research presented in this book contributes to understanding the spatial structure and reality of creativity in an innovative industry, particularly the East Asian content industry.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Academic Context of the Animation Industry

    Yamamoto, Kenta

    Pages 1-15

  • Agglomeration of the Animation Industry in Tokyo, Japan

    Yamamoto, Kenta

    Pages 17-43

  • Agglomeration of the Animation Industry in Seoul, South Korea

    Yamamoto, Kenta

    Pages 45-71

  • Agglomeration of the Animation Industry in the Shanghai–Wuxi Region, China

    Yamamoto, Kenta

    Pages 73-103

  • Animation Workers and the Studio as a Creative Nexus in Tokyo: Studio M Workers’ Daily Activities

    Yamamoto, Kenta

    Pages 105-124

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55093-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55092-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56270-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Agglomeration of the Animation Industry in East Asia
Authors
Series Title
International Perspectives in Geography
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55093-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55093-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55092-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56270-2
Series ISSN
2197-7798
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 152
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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