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Idol, Burning - Book Club - JETAA Chicago & JASC YPC

A new twist on an old favorite! The JETAA Chicago and Japan America Society of Chicago YPC Book Club continues in 2023 with a meeting in December!

Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, December 12th!

Our book club focuses on highlighting voices and stories with a strong connection to Japan. For our next meeting we have chosen Idol, Burning. Written by Rin Usami, December's pick is a portrait of fame, disconnection, obsession, and disillusion, Idol, Burning shines a white-hot spotlight on fandom and "stan" culture, the money-making schemes of the pop idol industry, the seductive power of social media, and the powerful emotional void that opens when an idol falls from grace.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the book and then join us for an evening of casual discussion in a virtual space via Zoom! Registrations are limited, so grab a spot while you can!

Sign up here!

This event is open to JET alumni, JASC YPC members, and friends.

Questions? Email us at

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