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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/
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.
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I'm going to read it one sentence at a time, because I want it to last until the the next article.
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Incredibly arty industrial video from 1963 from synthetic fiber maker Toray. 30 minutes long!
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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/
We interview, Noah Smith, finance professor at Stony Brook university and economics blogger, on lingering misperceptions of the Japanese economy and what is going to happen with Abenomics. Noah Smith is a finance professor at Stony Brook university in New York. He blogs at Noahpinion and writes ...
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Great interview David!
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Harajuku, 1977.
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I like the the pattern on the pink skirt, though.
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1985 TV commercial for Coca Cola featuring the legendary Harajuku rockabilly band Black Cats: 

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Long-time Murakami Haruki devotee Daniel Morales reads his not yet translated new novel and provides a review for us.

http://neojaponisme.com/2013/10/04/colorless-tazaki-tsukuru-and-his-years-of-pilgrimage/
Daniel Morales reviews the new Murakami Haruki novel, still awaiting English translation. Some basic plot spoilers ensue. Murakami Haruki's most recent novel might be the best book he's written since Norwegian Wood made him a household name in 1987. Published in April, Colorless Tazaki Tsukuru ...
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Trailer for new documentary on Masayuki Yamazaki, founder of Harajuku rock'n'roll brand Cream Soda and store Pink Dragon.

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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.
2013: A New Hope / W. David MARX This website shall reward no high fives to Prime Minister Abe Shinzō (especially after his Yasukuni visit), but we will admit that the Abe Regime Redux successfully implanted a hypnotic suggestion, both in Japan and overseas, that the Japanese economy may be ...
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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

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TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMSの東京フールズゴールド(川﨑大助) / Silver Machine Tour T-shirtsです。こちらの商品はBEAMS Online Shopにて通販購入可能です。
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So much polyester they should wear warning stickers: "Keep away from open flames"
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Néojaponisme Literature Editor Matt Treyvaud steps back to examine the basic themes of beloved Japanese children’s character Anpanman on the death of its original creator Yanase Takashi.

http://neojaponisme.com/2013/10/21/rip-yanase-takashi/ …
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A web journal about Japan and elsewhere
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Founded in 2007, Néojaponisme is a web journal that primarily covers and critiques Japanese pop culture and society.