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America in Japan

Post by somethinorwatever » Sat 04.16.2005 3:39 pm

i hear that some american music, restaurants, etcetera are in japan. Like a friend of mine who visits family in japan says that some of her japanese friends listen to american music. Do they pronounce the names of the bands differently? Also, some of the restaurants in america are in japan. the only one i can think of right now is McDonalds (マクドナル makudonaru). What others are there, and how do you say them?

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Post by Alpha9 » Sat 04.16.2005 10:37 pm

When I hosted a Japanese student, I was showing off my guitar skils and I played the riff from Smoke On The Water from Deep Purple and she recognized it like that! I am not sure how she would pronounce it since I didn't even think about asking her, but it shows that they do listen to other forms of music than just Japanese pop.

I asked her how to spell Led Zeppelin in Japanese and in katakana its レドゼッペレン。 So I guess they would just pronounce the english words in katakana (if that makes any sense, I don't know)
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RE: America in Japan

Post by Gaijinian » Sat 04.16.2005 11:12 pm

I've got a funny story about an American restaurant in Japan...
The Sanders guy of FKC was wearing a kimono!

Sure, Japan is very diverse in music.
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RE: America in Japan

Post by ohemgee » Sun 04.17.2005 1:08 am

From what I understand, Japan is in a bit of a hip-hop trend right now, which I find absolutely hilarious. Japanese rap is terrible.

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RE: America in Japan

Post by strange368 » Sun 04.17.2005 11:34 am

The Japanese love our music, i remember when I visited last summer, one of the girls that our group talked to said her favorite American singer was Britney Spears.

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Post by Kei » Sun 04.17.2005 10:57 pm

strange368 wrote:
The Japanese love our music, i remember when I visited last summer, one of the girls that our group talked to said her favorite American singer was Britney Spears.


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RE: America in Japan

Post by jarad » Mon 04.18.2005 3:15 pm

I also hear there is a Hardrock Cafe in Osaka...

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RE: America in Japan

Post by dreamingxashley » Mon 04.18.2005 3:20 pm

Japanese youth are obsessed with MTV, unfortunately...
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RE: America in Japan

Post by Spaztick » Mon 04.18.2005 5:38 pm

I say we burn down MTV! Or at least make a strategic marketing scheme to stage a coupe. Hey Clay, you got any backup money to pull this off?
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Post by ohemgee » Mon 04.18.2005 7:10 pm

Imagine a view of your country, filtered through MTV and cable TV. Now, imagine that the youths in a country the size of california have that same view. Go go Gadget Stereotype!

Then again, there are a few ignorant kids in the States who think everybody in Japan has big eyes and pink hair, and have power levels of 1,000,000.

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Post by Applegate » Mon 04.18.2005 7:26 pm

I'll see your flabby American fast food restaurants and raise you Mosburger (and Lotteria if you go to Korea). Now that's fast food I will actually eat.

ohemgee wrote:
From what I understand, Japan is in a bit of a hip-hop trend right now, which I find absolutely hilarious. Japanese rap is terrible.


Aww! What about m-flo? And Shakkazombie? And Rip Slyme? OK, I'll grant you, most of Rip Slyme's songs are not so great. But there is good Japanese rap out there.
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RE: America in Japan

Post by somethinorwatever » Mon 04.18.2005 11:29 pm

What is MTV in japanese. emmu tii vii? IDK

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Post by Spaztick » Tue 04.19.2005 12:22 pm

MTV in Japan is kurappu.
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RE: America in Japan

Post by Reiko_Lain_Armitage » Tue 04.19.2005 3:40 pm

All of my Japanese friends in that country love American music, while I always talk about my favorite Japanese artists. Not only in music is Japan heavily interested in the U.S., but a lot of Japanese are addicted to American television. People talk to me about shows that come on over here that I don't even watch. *I agree about M-FLO, by the way.*
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RE: America in Japan

Post by dreamingxashley » Tue 04.19.2005 3:55 pm

Spaztick wrote:
MTV in Japan is kurappu.


lol I agree... MTV in any language means crap.
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