I returned to Tokyo on Thursday. I had an excellent trip, did all the things I wanted to do (including buying great coffee at Bleecker St.) and met a lot of interesting people along the way (some of which already started commenting on my blog entries :-) ).
Then, about the paper I presented at the Reproduction in Modern Japan conference over at Yale: I am currently looking for an academic journal to publish the paper, but also curious for feedback. Hence my decision to make the current (draft) version available online:
download Closed architectures for content distribution: a threat for Japan’s creative future? (pdf) and post or mail your comments, thoughts, rants, etc.
N.B.1: Note that, unlike the rest of this site, the draft is available under a classic all rights reserved license until it is published. After publication I plan to make the final version available under a CC-license (given that the journal that agrees to publish my paper allows me to do so).
N.B.2: Thanks and shoutouts to Bart Bagrowicz and Masamichi Yokogawa for proofreading and suggesting a couple of grammatical tweaks.