The Vice Guide to the Japanese love industry revealed Japan as a country where both time using electronics and time spent furthering one’s career has begun to trump time spent on human relationships, and where people are willing to commoditize absolutely anything. The combination of these two traits leads to a culture where it is plausible to have a thriving industry of recreational love and affection. Do I think these types of relationships are better than relationships of the past? Personally, no, but at the same time how can one deny the influences mass consumers.
I don’t think I have ever been more uncomfortable in my entire life. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but upon pressing play within the first two minutes of watching this video I burst out laughing. Continue reading Talk About Cultural Shock…→