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Living and loving The Alien from Nagoya

| Jul 26, 2011

Living and loving The Alien from Nagoya

The year 1990 might not seem so long ago, but for many reasons, and in Japan especially, it was a completely different world. There was no Internet. There were no mobile telephones. There was hardly any way to get up-to-date English information on places ...

The more things change ... the more they stay the same

Jul 26, 2011

The more things change ... the more they stay the same

Ex-Alien chief picks five phenomena from ’90s Japan that are gone but not forgotten 1. Mind the gap: This satirical advertisement was an idea for helping to reduce Japan’s enormous trade surpluses. The trade imbalance with the rest of the world during the ’90s ...