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Turning Un-Japanese - article


#1 nwaugh   thread killa CAGiversary!   1401 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:51 AM

I know this isn't strictly video game news, but given how much Japanese culture is discussed and celebrated here (and how much Japanese culture has affected the course of the video game industry), I thought this sort of commentary might be relevant. If I'm wrong, feel free to move it to the correct forum (Lifestyle? Your Man in Japan?)

http://www.msnbc.msn...1/site/newsweek

In brief: it's an interesting (though shallow) look at how traditional Japanese culture is being diluted by Western culture.

#26 HeadRusch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1290 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:42 PM

Some aspects of Japans culture is essentially out of date with the Modern world.......just like it was here in the States in the 60's and 70's, change takes time. Mostly as long as it takes for the old, bitter generation to die off :)

Japan is just leaving behind some of its more caste-based socital notions, and replacing them with Westernized concepts.....the people who bemoan the change are usually male (those who benefit from keeping the status quo) and those who are elderly (who believe that change is bad). Some of those changes..well...not-so-good, but some not-so-bad.

And yet we still get stuff like this making the papers:

http://news.yahoo.co.../japan_maids_dc

Nice to see the influence that G-Taste is having on Japanese Society :)