More Interesting Links

A response to Brian’s comment on pop idols.

Here is a J-pop singer who does not meet Japanese ‘everyday,’ ideal images but still in the main stream, pop-idol industry.

Ayumi Hamasaki – a high school drop-out who makes the highest income among the Japanese female celebrities.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayumi_Hamasaki

Of course, she has a fan club site like Sugimoto mentioned in his chapter. Amazingly, this is in English.

http://www.ayunation.org/

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More links that I was unable to introduce due to limited time in our class.

Japanese Denny’s (when you travel to Japan, please do stop by if you can. It is impressive.)

http://www.dennys.jp/dny/index.html

Japanese Bullet Train – Shinkansen

http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~dajf/byunbyun/types.htm

Japanese Food

http://www.noodlesandrice.com/

Japanese Funny TV Shows

1) Huge Groups

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wTyI9xqy7U

2) Chairs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRMkv30sFmU

3) Human Tetris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84_QL1kEmH4

4) Pankun the monkey and James the dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dl8m00P62A

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