Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Japan, After March 11

On May 10, I discovered that Guy Sorman had written an article about Japan. In that article, Sorman noted that Japanese cultural exports, including manga and anime, had an extensive following worldwide. To explain their popularity, Sorman recited a theory he learned from Kazuo Ogoura.

“Ogoura points to its frequently antiauthoritarian message: the heroes are usually young people fighting dark authoritarian organizations, a theme that will resonate with freedom-loving kids anywhere,” said Sorman.

I believe that Japan wants me to become that person – the young person fighting against the lies and tyranny of authoritarian governments worldwide.

I can do that.

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