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A web journal about Japan and elsewhere
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A new piece on Néojaponisme! Can you believe it?

The “regent” pompadour has been the go-to hairstyle for Japanese delinquents for more than eight decades. W. David Marx looks at how the infamous coiffure got its pseudo-English name and morphed from slick imitation of British royalty to fluffy blond biker parody.

http://neojaponisme.com/2014/10/09/history-of-the-regent/

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Incredibly arty industrial video from 1963 from synthetic fiber maker Toray. 30 minutes long!

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Trailer for new documentary on Masayuki Yamazaki, founder of Harajuku rock'n'roll brand Cream Soda and store Pink Dragon.

DOQROがぼくの夢をみる前に Trailer

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New on Néojaponisme: We interview Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) about persistent myths of the Japanese economy and Abenomics 

http://neojaponisme.com/2014/01/15/japanese-economic-mythbusting/

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Néojaponisme: The Year 2013 in Japan http://goo.gl/ljIiYR

A multi-author look back of things that happened this year.

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Harajuku, 1977.
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Daisuke Kawasaki — founder of legendary independent Japanese music magazine Beikoku Ongaku — has written a novel called Tokyo Fool's Gold about a fictional 1990s Shibuya-kei-esque band Silver Machine.

In celebration of the book, select shop BEAMS made a tour T-shirt and tote bag from Silver Machine's (fictional) 1990 "From Here to Eternity" tour.

http://shop.beams.co.jp/shop/cultuart/goods.html?gid=2916254&pl_on=1

http://shop.beams.co.jp/shop/cultuart/goods.html?gid=2916259&pl_on=1

Rave on.

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Takenoko-zoku love from Yoyogi Sundays of yore.

http://hisamichi.up.seesaa.net/image/frends03.JPG

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1985 TV commercial for Coca Cola featuring the legendary Harajuku rockabilly band Black Cats: 

Coke CM by Black Cats
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