This is a lively discussion of Japanese popular culture from an anthropological perpective. An international team of authors considers a broad range of topics, including sumo, karaoke, manga, women's magazines, soccer and morning television.
A fascinating illustrated look at various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop song, jazz, enka (a popular ballad genre of music), karaoke, comics, animated cartoons, video games, television dramas, films and "idols" -- teenage singers and actors.
Whether for a long-term stay or a lazy weekend, Culture Shock! Japan provides a fun-filled crash-course on etiquette do's and don'ts.
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is an insider's guide to post-war Japan.