Research Interests / Keywords
・Role of working women and men in society examined from commercials from the 80’s and 90’s
・The concepts and perception of cleanliness and beauty in Thailand
|Role of working women and men in society examined from commercials from the 80’s and 90’s|
For my PhD thesis I did media research of Japanese commercials from the 80’s and 90’s in order to discover the role of working women in society. The research was done by examining video, screen captures and written material (scripts) in some cases. The goal of this research is to do it over, but instead of trying to discover trends during watching, information concerning the commercial is written down in a structured format (YAML) and stored into a database. Once all the commercials are processed this way, the information in the database is queried in order to extract statistics and discover correlations.
|The concepts and perception of cleanliness and beauty in Thailand|
A joint project with the National Museum of Japanese History, with the cooperation of Khon Kaen University. The project focuses on the concept of cleanliness and beauty in Thailand.