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Sunday, May 15, 2005

japan 2005 001

Hyperactive Japanese morning show host


Blogger Felix said...

Judging by the props, it looks like some kind of cooking show. Which brings to mind "Iron Chef", of course.

A while back I came across a Very Serious Academic Paper which "analyzes the processes by which U.S. media corporations recontextualize non-Western media texts and the consequences of such translation strategies" by "address[ing] the cultural tourism and possible condescension implicit in Iron Chef's U.S. popularity."

TITLE: What's So Funny about IRON CHEF?
SOURCE: Journal of Popular Film and Television 31 no4 176-84 Wint 2004

I doubt that this fellow has been the subject of quite such intense scrutiny.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Possible condescension? Leave it to an academic to prove the obvious.

In Nagoya I ate at one of Iron Chef Chen Kenichi's franchise restaurants. Pretty good, if expensive.

9:13 AM  

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