COMPON-Japan Panel, 43rd Annual JAES Meeting

Several affiliates from our COMPON Japan team will present on a panel on climate change news coverage at the 43rd Seasonal Meeting of the Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology in Yokohama, Japan. The panel agenda is as follows:

The 43rd Seasonal Meeting

The Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology
Date: 4-5 June 2011

Kanto Gakuin University

COMPON-Japan session
4 June 2011, 10:00-12:00

Chair: Ken Fujikawa (Meiji Gakuin University)

Discourse on Climate Change in Japanese Media

(1) Characteristics and differences of climate change coverage in major 3 papers:
Kazuhiro Ikeda (Sophia University), Keiko Hirao (Sophia University), and Koichi Hasegawa (Tohoku University)
L1 and L2 analysis: Historical change of article volumes, Primary Topics, Primary Scale, and Policy debate

(2) Discourse networks of policy actors
Tomoyuki Tatsumi (Hitotsubashi University)
L3 analysis: Network analysis of Climate Change Awareness, Climate Policy and Actions, and Post-Kyoto Protocol Negotiations

(3) Discourse communities on newspapers
Keiichi Satoh (Hitotsubashi University)
L3 analysis: Evaluative framework and political conflicts

(4) Characteristics of Climate Change Skepticism in Japan Fumiya Fujihara (Yamanashi University) Susumu Kitagawa (Yamanashi University)
Historical change of skepticisms in Japan and its future