Dr. Jones’ research centers on visual representations of contemporary Japanese popular culture, international adaptations thereof, and what has been referred to as the ‘Japanization’ of Western cultural elements. He examines cultural phenomena represented in Japanese film, television, animation, manga, and other texts.

His current research projects include a monograph exploring the destruction of the Godzilla and nuclear narratives through post-war capitalist mechanisms.

He is concurrently researching the popularization of wine culture in Japan, examining the proliferation of wine imagery within film, manga, television, and other forms of media.