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Explorations in Japanese Culture

Japanese Consumer Groups

While the Japanese population has historically been viewed as a homogenous group by outsiders, Japanese firms are notorious for segmenting the Japanese population. Japanese consumers are typically segmented into different … Continue reading

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Lolita Fashion (ロリータ)

Introduction A lot of people start noticing Lolita fashion in anime, but saw it first at anime conventions. A lot of people, myself included, first mistake Lolita fashion for a … Continue reading

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Japanese Consumer Behaviors (1950-Present)

It has been some time since I posted anything on the blog, because almost all my time has been spent earning my MBA and working on my thesis! My thesis … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Trans-America Ultra Quiz! (アメリカ横断ウルトラクイズ)

The Japanese are a people who have taken the “no pain, no gain” mentality and made it an integral part of their culture. This sense of exchange pervades so many different … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

MomoCon 2012

Living in northwest Georgia tends to leave me feeling isolated from others with a similar love of Japanese culture and anime. So any chance I can get to share this … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Doujinshi (同人誌)

The world of anime and manga has some of the most unique characters and stories around. They can range from the rather normal slice of life genre to the more … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kotatsu (こたつ)

Staying warm in the winter is a never ending battle. In Japan, where central heating is not commonplace, many different methods for staying warm are popular, but none are as … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

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