Went on a Costco run the other day to get some living supplies.  When I stepped inside, I was surprised by how much American products they carried.  It was like I never left the States.  It’s crazy how much Japan is influenced by the US.  I can pretty much get anything American (food, movies, etc) at Japanese stores.  Even food portions are starting to grow.  I can’t tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing but I can definitely see the effects of globalization.  I just hope that the Japanese don’t lose their identity because I think that that is what makes them special.

Costco Run!

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3 Comments on “ Americanizing ”

  1. Kyson October 27, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Costco-sized portions = Costco-sized people
    Hopefully Japan doesn’t inherit America’s obesity problem. I feel like the Japanese are smarter than that though.

  2. shonakamori October 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    yea ditto. i hope they’re smart enough but who knows…

  3. kimi October 27, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I would hope they don’t also, but they are really swayed by the American way…it’s really sad! Just ask younger people there if they have done or can do a tea ceremony or tie an obi. I was sad when I was there to discover not many. But cool that you can find American anything there, so you won’t be missing home too much, lol! Have fun.

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