Hideaki Fujiki is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Letters at Nagoya University, Japan. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in film studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has been focused on the historical formation and transformation of the film star system in pre-war Japan. It is an attempt to show how stars' popularity and respectability shaped up on the basis of their visual representations, image circulation, public reception, and other socio-historical conditions. His current project is to examine cinema as an intersection between consumer culture and national education in Japan from the 1910s through the 1950s.