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2014 June



Racist in the West, Cool in Japan

By Mika Fukuda
Intern, CarterJMRN K.K.

From Gwen Stefani’s “Harajuku Girls” backup dancers to Katy Perry’s geisha get-up for the 2013 American Music Awards, what has been criticised in the West as racial appropriation of Japanese culture for the sake of entertainment seems to have had an entirely opposite reception in Japan.

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