Tag Archives: Japan

Excellent Article on the Japanese Gaming Industry

A friend pointed me towards an excellent BBC article called Is the Japanese Gaming Industry in Crisis? that looks at Japan’s recent decline in the gaming industry.

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Gackt: The Mystery, The Myth, The Magnum

As I grew up, I never really got into the same music my peers enjoyed. I enjoyed a lot of techno (because it reminded me of game music), and I quickly developed a love of Japanese Pop music, because it … Continue reading

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Mindless Entertainment

It’s hard for me to believe, but it has almost been a decade since I visited Japan.  It seems like just yesterday I was enjoying octopus balls on the streets of Osaka and hiking my way to the summit of … Continue reading

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The Misunderstood Geisha

When talking about Cultural Entertainment in Japan, why not go to one of its oldest, and most literal, form of entertainment, the Geisha. Meaning “artist” or “entertainer” when translated into English, the Geisha have a very rich, and often misunderstood, … Continue reading

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Visual Kei: How androgynous looks can be popular

I chose the topic of Visual Kei. I came across this subject while talking with my Japanese roommate. We were talking about the differences between American music and Japanese music and he mentioned that Japanese Rock has been the current … Continue reading

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Run Lolita Run: The Japanese Teen’s Search for Individuality

A close friend of mine recently returned from Japan.  I was of course eager to hear about her trip, where she had been and what she had seen. After several hours of in-depth conversation, what came across most in our … Continue reading

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