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College of International Relations  /
Department of International Relations

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 Scott   Koga-Browes  Associate Professor

■Concurrent affiliation
Graduate School of International Relations
■Graduate school/University/other
07/1991  University of London  School of Oriental and African Studies  Graduated
10/2006  Sheffield Hallam Univ.  Media Studies  Master's course  Completed
10/2009  University of Sheffield  School of East Asian Studies  Doctoral course  Completed
■Academic degrees
BA(Hons) (07/1991 University of London)   PhD (10/2009 University of Sheffield)  
■Career history
1991-1993  Tokyo Broadcasting Systems (TBS)
1993-2002  Reuters PLC
04/2012-  Ritsumeikan University,College of International Relations / Associate Professor
■Licenses and qualifications
Cert. TESOL  (2005)   
■Subject of research
"THEME_1"Visual representation of social reality in television news.
The ideology of news production includes claims of 'objectivity' and 'truthfulness'; does a visual semiotic analysis of the images presented by news broadcasters undermine or support these claims?
"THEME_2"Development of visual semiotic theories appropriate to the analysis and understanding of realistic, time-based media such as television news.
Visual semiotic theory, developed in the social semiotics tradition, does not adequately deal with many aspects of meaning-making in time-based visuals, thus more work is needed to extend the ideas behind visual semiotic thinking and to test these ideas against a range of texts/data.
"THEME_3"Japan's mass industry
The context for production of the images I consider is the particular 'regime of production' which obtains within the media-system in Japan.
In order to understand why images take on the form they do, to some extent, it is also necessary to understand the working practices of image-producers and the structures which inform their working activities.
■Research summary
Visual Semiotics of Television News

 My research is aimed at improving the theoretical basis of visual semiotic analyses of time-based visual media, particularly television. My major source of data is the images of television news programs in Japan and the UK though I also attempt to take into account the importance of regimes of production and the 'real-world' nature of producing television news. Thus my research has also extended to working with camera operators and video editors in order to investigate their conceptions of their work and to try to elucidate the unwritten rules which underpin the 'craft' of news camerawork.
■Research keywords
Mass media, visual communication, television production, video editing, camerawork, visual semiotics 
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Books
Diversity in Japanese Education (Diversity on a Global 30 ‘World Studies’ Program)  Sense  Chapter 5 (65-81)  2017
"Camera angles in television news: Designed to communicate?" In, Values and Choices in Television Discourse: A View from Both Sides of the Screen  Editors: Piazza,Roberta and Haarman, Louann and Caborn, Anne  Palgrave Macmillan  Chapter 4  2015  9781137478467
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Papers
Social distance portrayed: television news in Japan and the UK  Scott Koga-Browes  Visual Communication  12/ 1, 71-96  2013
“At the Digital Watershed: Terrestrial Television Broadcasting in Japan  Japanese Studies, Taylor and Francis / Japanese Studies Association of Australia  32/ 1, 445-468  12/2012
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
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Courses taught
2017  Advanced Seminar  Seminar
2017  IR-GS301 Advanced Seminar  Seminar
2017  IR-GS401 Graduation Thesis  Seminar
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