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By Kenta Yamamoto

This publication could be of curiosity to students and scholars of Asian reviews, cultural industries, fiscal geography, and similar components of analysis. It discusses the result of a microscopic survey concentrating on issues resembling how animation studios shape company relationships and the way employees achieve talents within the undefined. The method was once in response to conventional jap financial geographical equipment. The research additionally examines macroscopic matters corresponding to why business agglomerations are shaped in metropolises, why metropolises increase mutual networks, and the way a kind of cultural product is created within the metropolises. The technique makes use of case stories of the animation industries in Japan, South Korea, and China. The specific research covers the method of the industry’s agglomeration in the East Asian metropolises of Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai in addition to the department of work between them. moreover, the transaction relationships between animation studios are tested, including the promoting of the within the peripheral zone of Okinawa, Japan. alterations in paintings types and output between those towns also are tested. The study offered during this ebook contributes to realizing the spatial constitution and truth of creativity in an leading edge undefined, rather the East Asian content material industry.

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Furthermore, animation studios and technical schools have relationships in which the studios send workers to serve as teachers in order to find new talent. Only a few animators come to the industry from related content industries. The agglomeration in western Tokyo is sustained and strengthened by mutual interactions between the constituent actors in the animation industry in Tokyo. References 43 References Arai Y, Nakamura H, Sato H, Nakazawa T, Sugizaki K (2004) Multimedia and Internet business clusters in central Tokyo.

There are many regular employees in the directing department, such as “directors” (208 out of 227 workers), while most freelancers are in creative and manufacturing departments, especially “rendering” (175 out of the 683 workers), “key picture” (517 workers), and “animation picture” (324 workers). This association between employment type and job type is because of certain distinct characteristics of the jobs. “Directors” are responsible for management and business, and it is necessary for studios to employ regular workers in this regard for management stability.

2 Growth in the Japanese Animation Industry 23 Fig. 6 Location of animation studios in Tokyo. 1 2 Agglomeration of the Animation Industry in Tokyo, Japan Transaction Characteristics Basic Studio Attributes Animation studios are generally small. 5 %) studios possess less than 100 million yen4 in capital, and 26 of these have less than ten million yen. 1 %) studios have annual sales less than 100 million yen. 5 The larger studios tend to contract with firms in other industries or to diversify their business beyond animation production.

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