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Dorothea Mladenova is a research associate at University of Leipzig, East Asian Institute, Japanese Studies. She obtained her PhD in 2019 from the same university for her project “The optimized death of the entrepreneurial self – shūkatsu (終活) in Japan.” She has published articles on end-of-life preparation (shūkatsu) in German, English and Japanese. In previous publications, she has dealt with the globalization and nation branding of Japanese food culture and with the introduction of peaceful use of nuclear power in Japan. In 2020, she co-edited a book on the Anti-Olympics movement in Japan: Steffi Richter, Andreas Singler, Dorothea Mladenova, eds., NOlympics. Tōkyō 2020/1 in der Kritik [NOlympics: Critiquing Tōkyō 2020/1] (Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2020). Her current research focuses on the Statue of Peace in Berlin and grassroots memory culture in a post-migrant society.