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Kōichi Hasegawa

Koichi Hasegawa


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Hokkaido University, Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University Graduate School, Completion of Doctorial Program, Hokkaido University (Literature)
  • Former NHK News Photographer


My specialties are video production and film research. I have approached videography from both practical and theoretical perspectives. My actual field of practice is TV reporting.

I have been engaged in news shooting for more than 20 years in total for NHK and commercial broadcasting. Since I joined NHK in 1989, I have captured the changing face of Heisei Japan from various angles.

On the other hand, I have been actively engaged in theoretical research on images, mainly American films. In this field, I have systematically analyzed film noir, science fiction film, and automobile film, which can be said to be very American (sub) genres, by making full use of image theory and historical materials, and examined the cultural significance hidden in them.

At first glance, news filming and film research may seem to be two different types of media study, but to me, both are expressions of a strong interest in videography. I have tried to understand video media from a comprehensive perspective by considering both practical and theoretical aspects.

Based on these experiences and knowledge, I have begun to develop and research rich media content.

The production and transmission of images, which used to be a special privilege for broadcasting stations, has become one of the means of expression open to all people due to the low-cost digital equipment and the advent of the Internet society. How can we create effective media content suitable for this new video age?

The answer to this question is developing. I just started working on it. Let’s think about it together.

Responsible Subject

  • Visual Story Telling and Communication

Field of Specialization

  • Video Production
  • Film Research

Business Performance


  • 'Genealogy of American Science Fiction Films: Myths of Exploration of the Universe and the Invasion of Aliens', Rim Publishing Inc., 2005
  • 'cultural theory of car chase movies', Rim Publishing Inc., 2006
  • 'What is the news footage?', On Book Inc., 2007
  • 'Explore the Car Chase Representation - Hollywood's Most Spectacular Film History', Keisuisha, 2018
  • Seiko Matsuda in the Silver Screen: Izu no Odoriko, Hawaii, Tokyo Disneyland, and Church Wedding Ceremonies in the 1980s," Keisuisha, 2021

Academic Paper

  • "The Conquest of Inner Space: 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Counterculture", Film and History 2003 CD-ROM Annual, 2005
  • "Representation of time and motion in the 'Don't worry.' (1923) of Chase and Modernity-Lloyd", 'American studies' (American Society of Japan), 43, pp. 213 -228, 2009
  • "Mechanics and Motion: A Study on Keeton's Car Gag", 'audiology' (Imaging Society of Japan), 82, pp. 24 -39, 2009
  • "Gang and Cowboys: 'Hai Shera' and the End of the 1930s Gang Film Cycle", 'film research' (Motion Picture Association of Japan), 4, pp. 42 -57, 2009
  • "A Comparative Analysis of 'raging Lloyd' (1924) and the Chase-Senet Comedy as a Lloyd's Movement", 'audiology', 85, pp. 39 -55, 2010
  • "Akagari and John Houston's shift as novelist - Film Noir 'Key Lago' (1948) theory", 'Layer - Image and Representation', 4, pp. 186 -205, 2011
  • "The Bad Woman and the Machine: On the Representation of Fam Fatale in Fritz Lang 'Metropolis'", 'Layer - Image and Representation', 6, pp. 55 -71, 2013 (Through JSPS Research Grants 23520143).
  • "Representation of Freud's Dream Thought in 'The Woman in the Window'", 'Layer - Image and Representation', 7, pp. 58 -75, 2014 (Through JSPS Research Grants 23520143).
  • "Yasuzo Masumura and an Actress as a Miko: Reconstructing the Theme of Junichiro Tanizaki 'tattoo' in the Movie 'Tattoo (tattooing)'", 'Layer - Image and Representation', 10, pp. 170 -182, 2018
  • "The birth of a sense of realism - A representation mechanism of car chases in 'Britt'", 'Accumu', 25, pp. 82 -93, 2018
  • "Consideration of the relationship between the image of Kyoto in 'Niji Ikitabi' and 'Koto' and the atomic bomb - Perspective of Yasunari Kawabata who avoids the imagination of the atomic bomb in Kyoto", 'comparative cultural research' (Japanese Society for Comparative Cultural Studies), 136, pp. 35 -46, 2019
  • "The gateway to success for Seiko MATSUDA: 'Izu no Odoriko' The genealogy of the film adaptation (1933 -1974) and the film 'Nogiku no Haka' (1981)", 'comparative cultural research' (Japanese Society for Comparative Cultural Studies), 137, pp. 103 -113, 2019
  • A Comparison of Postwar Hawaiian Cinema and the Image of Japanese American Women in "The Legend of Plumeria" (1983)," Comparative Culture Studies (Japan Society for Comparative Culture), No. 141, pp. 67-77, 2020.
  • "Church Weddings and Japanese Cinema in the 1980s: The Caribbean Symphony of Love (1985) as a Representative Example," JunCture Transnational Studies in Japanese Culture (Center for Transnational Culture and Society, Nagoya University), No. 12, pp. 138-147, 2021.

Conference Presentation

  • "Mechanics and Motion: A Study on Keeton's Car Gag" (oral presentation), The 34 th National Congress of the Imaging Society of Japan, Kyoto Seika University, June 2008
  • "'fury' as a Documentary Critic: Fritz Lang and the 1930s in America" (oral presentation), The 37 th National Congress of the Imaging Society of Japan, Hokkaido University, May 2011