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is japan obsessed with america?
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Posted 8/9/10
hey guys i noticed how in anime's and stuff, they try using english words, and have american references (like movies, people etc.) i'm not saying its bad or good or anything, but is japan obsessed with america???
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I dont think obsessed just westernized. Like Gaijin Smash
Posted 8/9/10
I dunno, maybe. Or just becoming westernized.
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I know one thing that the Japanese are totally obsessed with that is as American as you can get; Drum Corps.
Posted 8/9/10
America is big potential source of income for the Japanese business so they have to appeal to it 2 get more moolah
Posted 8/9/10
wat da mista said. ^
Posted 8/9/10
I thought it was the other way around.
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21 / M / California
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I think there's just mutual interest from both countries.
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34 / M / Texas
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Posted 8/9/10
I think there are certain things japan is obsessed with in America.

Like our beaches, our old muscle cars, our movies, music, and our schools (the good ones) but I don't think they are anymore obsessed with us than we are of them.
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i think that Japan has love hate relationship re America and more like love hate of western culture.Some aspects are cool loke Native american Old west and Mafia, amd more recent hip hop cx.But there is also underlying frustrationn anger hatred with superpower capitalist stuff .I have to laugh because america is only 200+ years old as a nation less than 50 years old as asuper power and appro 400 yrs from the first colonies in the north of the land which were funded by the english and Spanish courts /kings.The rest of the worls including japan has almost 6000yrs of history but we are the big evil nation .Since every cx on earth has someone who lives here and is free to continue to express and enjoy ttheir cultural backgounds freely then to me everyone in the world has some stake in the way America is today!
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Posted 8/10/10
It depends.

During my time in Japan, western things were hugely in demand, but the Japanese do not forget their own culture in the meantime. The Japanese, however, do heavily fetishize anything Western, similar to how the West fetishizes anything Japanese. In general, however, the Japanese have no real desire to be considered as 'Western' and they don't obsess over the West as much as many would like for them to.
Posted 8/10/10
Don't think so. The food culture is Westernized but everything else is pretty much just them.
Posted 8/10/10

LosingOrbit wrote:

I thought it was the other way around.


Same... O_________O
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Posted 8/10/10
Both are equally obsessed with each other :O
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Posted 8/10/10
not obsessed but interested ^_^
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