Sally McLaren


Sally McLaren lives in an old kimono factory in Kyoto and teaches media studies at Kwansei Gakuin University. Her research focuses on gender, media and power in the Asia-Pacific region.

As a journalist she has been writing about Asia for international media since 1997.


Made in cool Japan

EssayI HAND MY passport and boarding pass to the officer at Brisbane International Airport and she notices I’m heading to Japan.‘What do you do there?’ she asks.‘Work at a university,’ I say.‘Teaching English?’‘No, Japanese popular culture.’‘Oh! My son loves...

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