Thursday, April 22, 2010

Japan Watching

For anyone interested in any part of Japanese life, there are thousands of Japan watching blogs and websites all over the internet. Some focus on current news, some focus on contemporary culture, some focus on in-depth articles, and some focus on food. I like to spend hours perusing the internet for interesting nuggets about Japanese society (heck, I even wrote my thesis on Japanese visual culture), and it's easy to forget how symbiotic culture and economics are.

That's one reason I appreciate Japan Society so much. Being able to learn about Japan-U.S. trade relations and about the global spread of anime all in one place really allows a visitor to get a full picture of contemporary and historical Japan.

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