Christine Yano

Curator of the Hello Kitty exhibit. She’s an anthropologist at the University of Hawaii and author of "Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek Across

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I have undergraduate degrees in Communication (Film) from Stanford University and Musicology (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Michigan. My graduate degrees are all from the University of Hawai'i, M.A. in Musicology (Ethnomusicology) and Anthropology, and Ph.D. in Anthropology. My Ph.D. work was on a Japanese popular music genre, enka, which I analyzed as a cultural form that incorporates constructions of emotion, gender, and the nation. The book form of that dissertation has been published as Tears of Longing: Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song (2002) by Harvard University Asia Center/ Harvard University Press.

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A cultural icon turns 40 this year. But she never seems to age. That expressionless face, that bow permanently affixed to the top of her head...they never change.

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A cultural icon turns 40 this year. But she never seems to age. That expressionless face, that bow permanently affixed to the top of her head...they never change.

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