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  • 1) The idea of cuteness, and how anyone can be a part of cute culture and still be respected.
    2) How anime and manga are the primary medium through which Japan spreads its culture throughout the world and how Anime and Manga are viewed as their primary exports.
    3) How Japan's economy is heavily domestic and how they are focused on keeping their culture "Japanese".
    4) The Yakuza. How they are a liminal group that exists between illegality and legality. They are at the same time criminals and cultural icons.+
    image source:Japanese popular daily news 2013-05-24 13:55:12
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