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By Koichi Iwabuchi

Globalization is mostly regarded as the global unfold of Western—particularly American—popular tradition. but if one kingdom sticks out within the dissemination of popular culture in East and Southeast Asia, it's Japan. Pokémon, anime, pop song, tv dramas corresponding to Tokyo Love tale and Long Vacation—the export of eastern media and tradition is enormous enterprise. In Recentering Globalization, Koichi Iwabuchi explores how jap pop culture circulates in Asia. He situates the increase of Japan’s cultural energy in mild of decentering globalization tactics and demonstrates how Japan’s broad cultural interactions with the opposite elements of Asia complicate its feel of being "in yet above" or "similar yet better to" the region.

Iwabuchi has performed huge interviews with manufacturers, promoters, and shoppers of pop culture in Japan and East Asia. Drawing upon this examine, he analyzes Japan’s "localizing" technique of repackaging Western popular culture for Asian intake and the methods eastern pop culture arouses neighborhood cultural resonances. He considers how transnational cultural flows are skilled another way in quite a few geographic components via taking a look at bilateral cultural flows in East Asia. He indicates how jap renowned track and tv dramas are promoted and understood in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and the way "Asian" pop culture (especially Hong Kong’s) is got in Japan.

Rich in empirical aspect and theoretical perception, Recentering Globalization is an important contribution to considering cultural globalization and transnationalism, rather within the context of East Asian cultural studies.

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