Name

HALL, Jeffrey James

Official Title

Junior Researcher(Assistant Professor)

Affiliation

(Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies)

Contact Information

URL

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Researcher Number
10757420

Paper

Japan’s Right-wing YouTubers: Finding a Niche in an Environment of Increased Censorship

Jeffrey J. Hall

Asia Review Peer Review Yes 8(1) p.315 - 3472018/08-

DOIlinkWoS

Detail

Publish Classification:Research paper (scientific journal) ISSN:2234-0386

Outline:In recent years, online hate speech has gained considerable attention and some tech companies have attempted to regulate the behavior of internet users. One notable example is YouTube, the world’s most popular video sharing website, which enacted new policies in 2017 to censor content it considered racist or hateful. This paper examines how this situation played out for Japan-based YouTube content creators. It looks at the videos and the viewer communities surrounding two very popular right-wing YouTube channels: Nihon Bunka Channel Sakura and Black Pigeon Speaks. Both Nihon Bunka Channel Sakura and Black Pigeon Speaks carefully tread the line between what is acceptable and unacceptable under YouTube’s rules, avoiding the use of language that could be considered outright hate speech. They also embraced online crowdfunding—which draws upon the contributions of individual viewers—as an alternative to relying on traditional advertising revenue. Amid the growth of private regulation that attempts to silence online hate speech and far right content creators, these two channels have built and maintained loyal communities of viewers, allowing them to survive and thrive. This raises questions about whether YouTube and other private internet companies can effectively regulate undesirable speech on their platforms.

Research Grants & Projects

Grant-in-aids for Scientific Research Adoption Situation

Research Classification:

Internet-mediated Conservative Activism in Japan and the United States

2017/-0-2020/-0

Allocation Class:¥3770000

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

Conservative Activism, Japanese Media, and War Memory: Japan's Remembrance of World War Ⅱ

2015

Research Results Outline: Research was conducted on Japanese conservative activism asit relates Research was conducted on Japanese conservative activism asit relates to the remembrance of World War II in Japanese s... Research was conducted on Japanese conservative activism asit relates to the remembrance of World War II in Japanese society.    Although most of this research project isstill in progress, it has already resulted in the publishing of one academicjournal article and one research presentation at an academic conference. The journal article and presentation analyzed two important aspects of history-related discussion by Japanese conservative internet media: the role of the Holocaust and the presence of conspiracy theories.·   “The Uses of theHolocaust in Japanese Conservative Internet Media.”  Journalof Asia-Pacific Studies (アジア太平洋討究), Volume 26. Pages 249-260.  March 2016.“UnderstandingConspiracy Theories in Japanese Conservative/Nationalist Internet Media.” Paperpresented at the IAFOR International Conference on the Social Sciences(IICSSDUBAI2016). Dubai, UAE.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Writing and Publishing Articles for Peer-reviewed Academic Journals AGraduate School of Social Sciences2019spring semester
Writing and Publishing Articles for Peer-reviewed Academic Journals BGraduate School of Social Sciences2019fall semester