I thought this TechCrunch post by Marc Benioff, though booster-ish, was really interesting and revelatory. I’d like to read a companion piece that goes beyond technology to talk about Japanese consumption of U.S. media and culture—and of course, the reverse.
I feel like Japan used to have complete hegemony in video game design and production, and that’s not the case anymore; but is that actually correct?
I feel like the Japanese aesthetic (and perhaps Japanese production) still reigns supreme in TV cartoons; how about that?
Finally, I feel like I have the makings of a total Japanophile, except that the (nerdy, blog-writing, San Francisco-living) Japanophile is such a cliched character that I’ve totally resisted it. I mean, as a confirmed lover of megalopolises, how is it that I’ve not yet been to Tokyo? It’s the Japanophile thing. It seems too obvious.
Maybe I ought to give in. (I certainly own enough manga to justify it.)