Tokyo can play a key role for the development of a new wave of cultural production in many sectors of the creative industries.
Tokyo is now going through one of the most difficult moments of its recent history, after the catastrophic effects caused by the Tohoku Area Pacific Offshore Earthquake. An event unique, as it was the World War II that has been metabolized by the populations also thanks to the development of an extraordinary vein of creativity that has been expressed in the traditional arts (painting, sculpture, visual arts), but also through the production of subcultures (manga, anime, video game, cinema). These sectors will take inspiration in future for the production of new genres and content those reflect changes in Japanese society in which all the world at the moment is inspired. Today, for example, it is almost impossible to find in Italy (as in many other countries in the world) a person who does not recognize itself in a few generations of manga or anime, many of which related to the theme of disasters, from Miyazaki's Conan Future Boy, to Godzilla and more recent Tokyo magnitude 8.0, Legend Hakuryū and Disaster Report 4 (play station game). During my residency research I will proactively study who and how the creative production can contribute the development of renovated creative production that emerge from the society, renewing the central role of creative industries for the narrative of the effects of these dramatic events on the private life of every citizen, community and the effect for the humanity in general, considering the importance and actuality of these themes (environment, use of natural resources, production and use of energy, but also lifestyle, personal and social well being etc.), and how the creative production can develop a renewed Japanese cultural wave renovated and capable to reinforce the national and local identity.