Culture Shock! Tokyo: A Survival Guide to Customs and by Yuko Morimoto Yoshida

By Yuko Morimoto Yoshida

CultureShock! Tokyo is vital for someone who needs to delve into the guts of what makes Tokyo and its humans tick. This ebook enlightens readers on eastern customs and throws mild on yes ‘oddities’ within the urban corresponding to the quaint-looking old shrines set among high-rise constructions. discover extra concerning the contrasting faces of the Tokyoites, who on one hand are well known for his or her well mannered and humble manner, but should be perpetrators of the ‘Tokyo rush hour’. Settle in easily through the use of the sensible guidance supplied together with these for the way to discover lodging, colleges for the youngsters and in addition the right way to deal with operating in Tokyo. take pleasure in the diversity and caliber of nutrients and count on the entire cultural and shuttle possibilities the town has to provide.

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Since the Writers Guild strike, Web-based storytelling has expanded exponentially and the Internet has become a site for the distribution of Web series created by established industry producers as well as amateurs and creators from marginalised groups. For example, television series creators such as Battlestar Galactica producer Ron Moore (2004) have launched Web content to supplement and extend television storylines, while television producer Joss Whedon launched Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008) to great acclaim.

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The industrial revolution created a split between the producer and the consumer. With new technologies, people were able to produce substantially more goods and foods that they were able to sell for profit, not just for local consumption. With the age of industry coming to a close and the impacts of the third wave – the information age – being felt, we are now seeing a return of the producer–consumer, or ‘prosumer’. Prosumption is not an entirely new concept: people have produced and consumed in various forms throughout history (Toffler 1980, pp.

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