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Japanese CountercultureThe Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Sh ji$
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Steven C. Ridgely

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816667529

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816667529.001.0001

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Radio Drama in the Age of Television

Radio Drama in the Age of Television

(p.35) Chapter 2 Radio Drama in the Age of Television
Japanese Counterculture

Steven C. Ridgely

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter presents Terayama Shūji’s radio narrative Jiono, tobanakatta otoko to demonstrate how the popularity of television led to the development of fiction in radios. Television viewership rose dramatically between 1959 and 1963, prompting radio stations to recruit young writers and air radio dramas to compete with television. The chapter discusses the history of radio drama, the radio’s cultural narratives, the radio listening apparatus, and the positions from which, and through which the listener hear.

Keywords:   Terayama Shūji, Jiono, tobanakatta otoko, radio, television, radio listening apparatus, Walter Benjamin

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