Four dimensions of regionalization

Japanese popular culture in East Asia

Authored by: Nissim Otmazgin

Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138959927
eBook ISBN: 9781315660509
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In the last two decades, East Asia (both Northeast and Southeast) has experienced a massive circulation of popular culture products deriving from multiple sources. Products such as movies, pop music, animation, comics, television programs, and fashion magazines, along with their derivative products such as games, food, toys, and accessories, have been widely disseminated and consumed. While many of the popular cultures found in East Asia originated in the United States and Europe, confluences of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean popular cultures, have also intensified to reach consumers of different national and linguistic boundaries.

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