By Shunsuke Tsurumi
Shunsuke Tsurumi, one in all Japan’s such a lot distinct modern philosophers, keeps his research of the highbrow and social background of contemporary Japan with this penetrating research of pop culture within the post-war years. jap manga (comics), manzai (dialogues), tv, advertisements and well known songs are the medium for a revealing exam of the numerous contradictory forces at paintings underneath the outside of an it seems that uniform and common tradition. the writer argues that the iconography of those well known varieties has deep and critical implication for the improvement of eastern nationwide lifestyles within the post-growth years that lie forward.
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