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Wed, Jan. 7th, 2009 03:04 am
Japan's new sakoku?

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(Anonymous)
Fri, Jan. 9th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Re: sakoku ?

Yep, you hit the nail on the head. I live here and I am noticing how the young people in particular seem to criticize anything Western. 2chan is forever importing vids from the west that make us look like barbarians. One of the top vids on their japanese youtube clone is one where two western men are wrestling and having gay sex. There are no other vids about the west that had that kind of popularity except a vid where Ronald McDonald keeps falling down over and over again. Young people are not interested in the least in other cultures. They are unimaginative. I started to dislike talking to teenagers here. They are in general consumers of a culture that fetishizes wealth. They seem to have this naive consumerist belief that life will be better if you have more and more items. I think Japan use to be interesting when they were still taking the magic mushrooms. Now that those are illegal, I'm seeing a marked difference in the art. It's going down the drain fast and with it the culture. Oh well, it was a nice ride while it lasted.


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