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Japanese popular culture and globalization /

Main Author: Tsutsui, William M.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Ann Arbor, MI : Association for Asian Studies, 2010
Series: Key issues in Asian studies ; no. 6.
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Table of Contents:
  • Forms and themes in Japanese popular culture
  • Historical roots
  • Postwar popular culture
  • Themes in Japanese pop
  • Sources of the Japanese pop imagination
  • Japanese culture, Western models
  • The legacies of defeat
  • Change and subversion
  • The global appeal of Japanese popular culture
  • Quality, content, and difference
  • Familiarity and the media marketplace
  • The smell of pop
  • American trauma, Japanese pop
  • A world of fans
  • Lost in translation? : adapting Japanese popular culture for global audiences
  • Dubbing, editing, censoring
  • Lovable kooks, enduring stereotypes
  • Remade in America
  • Japan as soft superpower
  • The Japanese state and popular culture
  • The economics of Japanese pop
  • Soft power, hard realities.