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Old 04-26-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I rarely think about Japan. More China.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Before the late 1800's my country was a top 5 lock for 300 years, now it's not even in the top 15 anymore ,
the Brits, French and Spanish took everything from us
Like what, the colonies and resources you stole from other peoples?
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I agree with Acajack, and Brazil needs to be on that list. It is well known for alot of things, its beautiful women, beaches, soccer, capoeira, music and movies, and the amazon river and rainforest.
Yes maybe Brazil or Mexico should replace Spain.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I would say Japan certain ranks up there now. You see sushi and Japanese restaurants everywhere, we have Japanese department stores, we have more stuff made in Japan, so many Japanese cultural exports are mainstream. Japanese is now the most taught second language in school, and prior to China Japan was our largest trading partner. Of course the UK is overall more important/relevant, but as a pop cultural force/entity, Japan is extremely influential worldwide.
Japanese department stores!
Dream on. Not ever here!

We have loads of actual american stores. Like we have forever 21, Tk Maxx, Walmart, blockbuster, urban outfitters etc.

And I listen to like Rhianna, Katy Perry, Eminem. I wouldn't even know how to start with Japanese music. Australia is right beside Japan.. Japan is a 13 hour flight from here..
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Japanese department stores!
Dream on. Not ever here!

We have loads of actual american stores. Like we have forever 21, Tk Maxx, Walmart, blockbuster, urban outfitters etc.

And I listen to like Rhianna, Katy Perry, Eminem. I wouldn't even know how to start with Japanese music. Australia is right beside Japan.. Japan is a 13 hour flight from here..
Yes Daiso, I was surprised to see a Daiso out in the outer suburbs of Melbourne too. It's like a Japanese $2 shop.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Japan > China
Nintendo, Super Mario, Pokemon and Dragonball dominated the 90's.
Where is China's PS4 or XBox?
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Japanese department stores!
Dream on. Not ever here!

We have loads of actual american stores. Like we have forever 21, Tk Maxx, Walmart, blockbuster, urban outfitters etc.

And I listen to like Rhianna, Katy Perry, Eminem. I wouldn't even know how to start with Japanese music. Australia is right beside Japan.. Japan is a 13 hour flight from here..
Maybe you're not aware of the massive cultural impact Japan is having in the western world among young people...

Japan is 12 hours from London, Sydney is over 20 hours. Not really 'right beside', it's still 10 hours to Japan from here.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Japan > China
Nintendo, Super Mario, Pokemon and Dragonball dominated the 90's.
Where is China's PS4 or XBox?
And what is the French or German equivalents to these?

China has Chinese food, feng shui, tai chi, Taoism, Chinese Buddhism, acupuncture, holistic medicine lol...of course if you go back it invented so many inventions, but yes, in terms of contemporary cultural influence, Japan has a lot more pop culture.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I don't think its UK its America.

Although they seem obsessed about us in America especially the royal family.

I don't know distances from Aussie all I know is that its right beside Asia. And Asia is really far away from here like 6,000 miles.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Yes Daiso, I was surprised to see a Daiso out in the outer suburbs of Melbourne too. It's like a Japanese $2 shop.
But they have asian communites over there to sustain that.
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