Hasan Topacoglu was born in 1986 in Akhisar. In 2010, he graduated from Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Japanese Language Education. Subsequently, he moved to Japan (Kyoto) in 2011, after passing the MEXT Scholarship Exam held by the Japanese Ministry of National Education at the Embassy of Japan. He got accepted to the Media and Cultural Studies program within the Faculty of Education at Kyoto University and started his research activities under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sato Takumi, who is known as one of Japan's leading researchers in the field of Media and Cultural Studies. He received the Best Thesis of the Year Award from the Faculty of Education with his master thesis on “Japan's Meiji 100th Anniversary as a Media Event”.