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The world: a bit of “Japaneseness”   Science and Tech

Started 21-Jul by Yagisu; 287 views.
Yagisu

From: Yagisu

21-Jul

'Pure Invention': How Japan's pop culture became the 'lingua franca' of the internet.

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Toys. Video games. Portable music players. Kawaii characters. Anime. When it comes to modern pop culture, we’ve all turned Japanese.

That’s the contention of the new book “Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World” by Matt Alt. It’s an exploration of how key Japanese exports have influenced the wider world’s perception of the country -- and infused the world with a bit of “Japaneseness” at the same time.

BY MATT SCHLEY JUL 18, 2020 

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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2020/07/18/books/pure-invention-jpop-culture/

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Yagisu

From: Yagisu

21-Jul

lingua franca is any language used for communication between people who do not share a native language.

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TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

22-Jul

WE LOVE IT!!

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Pinck0

From: Pinck0

23-Jul

Whatever gets you through the day!

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."

John Lennon

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Yagisu

From: Yagisu

5-Aug

Lennon made it sanely clear!

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AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

8-Aug

This is a very first exposure for me! thumbsup

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I've never heard of this before

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