Jayson Makoto Chun is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu. His research interests include modern Japanese history, media culture, and the use of Japanese popular media culture, such as anime, in the classroom. He has also written about media reaction to the Japanese royal wedding of 1959 in “A New Kind of Royalty: The Imperial Family and the Media in Postwar Japan,” in the compilation Japan Pop! (2000) and is the author of A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots?: A Social History of Japanese Television 1953-1973 (Routledge 2006).