Elena Leonidovna

Dr. of History

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Scientific Interests

Sphere of scientific interests: modern mass culture of Japan, history of Soviet-Japanese and Russian-Japanese relations, military history.


In 1973 graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Countries at Moscow State University, specializing in Oriental philology. In 1983 graduated from the correspondence graduate school of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and defended a thesis on the topic "Features of artistic skill of Tanizaki Junichiro" (supervisor - Dr. TP Grigorieva). In 2004, defended a doctoral dissertation on the topic "Solving the humanitarian problem of Japanese prisoners of war in relations between the USSR and Japan (1945-2000) " at the Institute of Military History of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation. Has been working at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences since January 1986.

List of main publications

Individual monographs:

In Russian:

  1. "Japanese corporations: culture, charity, business." M., Eastern Literature, 1992
  2. "Japanese prisoners of war in the USSR: a great game of great powers." M., Institute of Oriental Studies, Kraft +, 2004
  3. "The last prisoners of World War II: little-known pages of Soviet-Japanese relations." M., Institute of Oriental Studies, 2005
  4. "Japanese prisoners of war in the USSR: 1945-1956. Collection of documents "in conjunction with VA Gavrilov. M., Fund "Democracy", 2013
  5. "The Japanese in the real and virtual worlds. Essays on modern Japanese mass culture. " M., Eastern Literature, 2013

In Japanese:

  1. "Sibariani kakeru khasi" (Bridge over Siberia). Tokyo, Kobunsya, 1997.
  2. "Kantogun heisi wa nadze Siberia - no okurarata-ka?" (Why were the soldiers of the Kwantung Army sent to Siberia? "Tokyo," Syakai Geronso ", 2004.
  3. Sections: Russian animation and Russian fashion in the collection "Rosia Bunka Geijutsu" (Russian Culture and Art). Tokyo, 2011.

Articles: more than 100 articles in collective monographs and scientific collections, academic and popular publications, including:

on culture:

  1. Katasonova E.L. Japan: The Challenge of Western Civilization? // Japan: Myths and Reality. M., 1999.
  2. Katasonova E.L. Japanese Culture: Centuries-old Traditions in the Context of Dynamic Modernity // Conservatism and Traditionalism. M., 2000.
  3. Katasonova E.L. Opening the world of Japanese cinema. Kurosawa Akira // Japan of the second half of the twentieth century. Problems and destinies. M., 2003.
  4. Katasonova E.L. Japanese fashion: yesterday, today, tomorrow // Asia and Africa today. 2006, №1.
  5. Katasonova E.L. Japanese society in the world of manga and anime // Portrait of Japanese society. M., 2006.
  6. Katasonova E.L. Anime: yesterday, today, tomorrow // Japan 2007. Yearbook. M., 2007.
  7. Katasonova E.L. Mass culture - Japanese reading // Asia and Africa today. 2007, Nos. 7.8.
  8. Katasonova E.L. Japanese comic culture: on the way to conquering the world // Japan, open to the world, 2007.
  9. Katasonova E.L. Mangamania // East collection. 2007, №2.
  10. Katasonova E.L. In Search of Self-Expression - Japanese Youth in the World of Mass Culture // Asia and Africa Today. 2008, No. 11.
  11. Katasonova E.L. Another Japan: faces of youth subcultures // Japan 2008. Yearbook.
  12. Katasonova E.L. Japan - the new center of mass culture in the context of globalization // Global challenges - the Japanese answer. M., 2008.
  13. Katasonova E.L. Japanese "cultural globalization" or "glocalization" // Asia and Africa today. 2008, No. 9.
  14. Katasonova E.L. At the masquerade of the changing fashion / / East collection. 2008, №4.
  15. Katasonova E.L. Economic crisis and culture: lessons from the past and forecasts for the future / / The world crisis and Japan. M., 2009.
  16. Katasonova E.L. Japan: Pop Diplomacy and Pop Culture // World Economy and International Relations. 2009, №2.
  17. Katasonova E.L. Japan: aesthetic metamorphosis // Asia and Africa today. 2009, №6.
  18. Katasonova E.L. Japanese cultural presence in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region // Japan of our days. M., 2009, №2.
  19. Katasonova E.L.Glamur in Japanese // East collection. 2009, №2.
  20. Katasonova E.L. Mass culture in the LDP epoch: the phenomenon of otaku // Half a century of the rule of the Liberal Democrats. M., 2010.
  21. Katasonova E.L. Kaikai KIKI Co.Ltd // East collection 2010, №4.
  22. Katasonova E.L. Japan and the problems of cyberculture // Asia and Africa today. 2010, №2.
  23. Katasonova ELJ-pop? J-rock and others. / / Eastern collection. 2010, №3.
  24. Katasonova E.L. The world of popular Japanese music // Japan 2010. Yearbook. M., 2010.
  25. Katasonova E.L. Otaku: for and against. A new generation of people of the computer age // Asia and Africa today. 2010, №12: 2011, №1.
  26. Katasonova E.L. Modernization and problems of formation of mass culture of Japan // Japan: the experience of modernization. M., 2011.
  27. Katasonova E.L. Murakami Takashi and his theory of superplane // Japan 2011. Yearbook. M., 2011.
  28. Katasonova E.L. Takashi Murakami - "The Japanese Andy Warhol" // Asia and Africa today. 2011, №5.
  29. Katasonova E.L. The reaction of cultural figures of Japan to the tragedy of March 11, 2011 // Japan: events March 11, 2011. Results and lessons. M., 2011.
  30. Katasonova E.L. Nagisa Oshima: Against All Taboo // Japan 2012. Yearbook. M., 2012.
  31. Katasonova E.L. Japanese in virtual space // Japan: the economy and society in the ocean of problems. M., 2012.
  32. Katasonova E.L. Japan and the Asian scenario of Joseph Nye // Asia and Africa today. 2013, No. 9.
  33. Katasonova E.L. Japan and the rivalry of the "soft forces" in Asia // Japan in Asia: the parameters of cooperation. M., 2013.
  34. Katasonova E.L. Ascent to Narayama // Asia and Africa today. 2014, No. 1.
  35. Katasonova E.L. Imamura Shokhay: Philosophy of Being // Japan 2015. Yearbook. M., 2014.
  36. Katasonova E.L. Takeshi Kitano: Comedian and Tragedian // Asia and Africa Today. 2015, No.10.
  37. Katasonova E.L. Japanese anime in the industrial genre // Art. 2015, №1.
  38. Katasonova E.L. Yakuza-eiga: the history of the genre // Japan 2015. Yearbook. M., 2015.
  39. Katasonova E.L. Japanese ganster films: their heroes and creators // Asia and Africa today. 2015, No. 15.
  40. Katasonova E.L. The study of modern Japanese culture / / Modern Russian yaponovedenie: looking back on the path length of a quarter century. M., 2015.
  41. Katasonova E.L. Notes on the Japanese cinema: all shades of pink // Japanese studies. 2016, No. 3.
  42. Katasonova E.L. How did I not meet with the great Kurosawa // Asia and Africa today. 2016, No. 10.
  43. Katasonova E.L. Year of cinema in Russian-Japanese relations. Asia and Africa today. 2016, No. 12.
  44. Katasonova E.L. Samurai with the Russian soul // Japan. 2016. Yearbook. M., 2016.
  45. Katasonova E.L. Kurosawa Kiyoshi: On the Edge of Mystery and Reality // Japanese Studies. 2017, No. 3.
  46. Katasonova E.L. How did the Russians and Japanese film together? // Actual problems of modern Japan. M., 2017.


  1. Katasonova E.L. The successors of the captives of the Second World // Diplomat. 2001, No. 9. Katasonova E.L. Richard Sorge in modern Russian history. Japan 2002-2003. Yearbook. M., 2003.
  2. Katasonova E.L. Theory and practice of compensation payments for work in captivity // Russian Justice. 2003, No.6.
  3. Katasonova E.L. Khalkhin-Gol: 70 years later // Japan 2009. Yearbook. M., 2009.
  4. Katasonova E.L. Japan and the problems of payment of postwar compensation // World Economy and International Relations. M., 2010, № 12.
  5. Katasonova E.L. Japan fulfills its duty // Japan of our days. M., 2010, №3.
  6. Katasonova E.L. Little-known pages of the history of Soviet-Japanese relations: why did Stalin send the Japanese to the Soviet camps? // Japan of our days. M., 2014, №2.
  7. Katasonova E.L. Undeclared war: to the 75th anniversary of events on Khalkhin-Gol // Actual problems of modern Japan. M., 2014, No. 14.
  8. Katasonova E.L. Research in the field of Russian-Japanese relations / / Modern Russian Yaponovedenie: looking back on the path in a quarter of a century. M., 2015.
  9. Katasonova E.L. Will today's Liberal Democrats solve the problem of "Siberian captivity?" // Japan: a conservative turn? / M., 2016.
  10. Katasonova E.L. 70 years in search of missing persons // Wars and military conflicts of the XX century. in the fates of the Far East. Khabarovsk, 2016.
  11. Katasonova E.L. Rihard Sorge: a view from the 21st century // Japanese Studies (electronic journal) .2017, №4.