Speaking

W. David Marx gives lectures and presentations in English and Japanese for businesses, universities, and institutional bodies.

Previous Speaking Engagements:

Tokyo University, “The Jimusho System: Understanding the Production Logic of the Japanese Entertainment Industry,” Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture Conference, December 10, 2011.

Meiji University, “Patterns of Japanese Trend Adoption,” Tokyo, January 18, 2010.

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, “What’s wrong with Japanese youth?” Tokyo, September 16, 2009.

Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Discussant on “Cool cities, creative economies, global hubs? Tokyo and London in comparative regional perspective,” Tokyo, September 9, 2009.

Economist Intelligence Unit, Tokyo, “Creativity in Japan,” May 13, 2009.

Diamond Design Management Network, “Trends in Japan for 2009” (lecture in Japanese), Tokyo, January 28, 2009.

Diamond Design Management Network, “How American Businesses Use the Internet” (lecture in Japanese), Tokyo, July 18, 2009.

Diamond Design Management Network, “The State of the American Internet” (lecture in Japanese), Tokyo, June 27, 2008.

Economist Intelligence Unit, “Generation KY: Japanese Youth,” Tokyo, April 8, 2008.

University of California Los Angeles, J-Wave USA Academic Conference, “Role of Magazines and Media in Shaping Japanese Youth Fashion,” Los Angeles, March 15, 2008.

University of Southern California 2007 Global Conference in Tokyo, “User Generated Content from a Business and Legal Perspective,” Tokyo, October 27, 2007.

Diamond Design Management Network, “The Marketing of Japanese Street Fashion Brand A Bathing Ape” (lecture in Japanese), Tokyo, July 18, 2007.

Diamond Design Management Network, “The Structure of the Japanese Music Industry” (lecture in Japanese), Tokyo, June 19, 2007.

Diamond Design Management Network, “The Rise of Japanese Fashion Magazine CanCam” (lecture in Japanese), Tokyo, May 17, 2007.