• Ja
  • Tokyo Clone Trooper MYnT Tea

Cool Japan

71
150991
Sat 2010/08/14 12:09 JST
4890019358_70d71db35a_o

At the office with 3 officials from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). They are also members of an office within METI that the Japanese government has set up to promote Japanese anime, manga, fashion, design, food and culture across the world - but not only to promote but to turn Japanese contents into business.
The office is called "Cool Japan" [クール・ジャパン室] and was established June this year.

The catchphrase "Cool Japan" will be used at events and other activities for this huge project but what do you think about the term? Does it sound cool or not-so-cool? How would you describe Japanese anime, manga, games, fashion etc in a couple of words?

The catchphrase "Cool Japan" sounds...

  • 0%
  • 0%
4889424503_a92d633504_o

This months copy of Brain - a magazine aimed at folks in the advertising industry. There is a feature on "Cool Japan" where one of the Cool Japan officials also talk about the governments strategy.

4890019534_deacecb439_o

For some reason I'm part of that article ^^;
What do you find cool about Japan?
For me it would be stuff like:-

  • Anime
  • Manga
  • Cute 2D girlies
  • Figures
  • Dolls
  • Language
  • Society in general
  • Rich culture
  • Diligent hardworking folk
  • Honesty of Japanese folk
  • Architecture

I know I've missed some though ^^;

Tokyo · CEO Mirai Inc
http://www.dannychoo.com/profile

Director for Culture Japan. Creator of Mirai Suenaga. Member of the Japanese governments METI CIIC.
経済産業省クリエイティブ産業国際展開懇談会委員。
テレビ番組カルチャージャパンのディレクターと司会。
twitter.com/dannychoo
facebook.com/dannychoodotcom

Related

  • Japanese Phone Straps

    This mobile belongs to my new employee Asanon and has the most straps I've ever seen attached to a sin...

     Fri 09/09/04
    168
    66048
  • Transparent Umbrellas

    Tis the rainy season in Japan right now meaning that many house and shop entrances across Japan start t...

     Sat 09/07/04
    155
    79263
  • Japanese Food

    Warning - reading this photo article on an empty stomach may cause some damage ^^; Been stashing away s...

     Thu 10/03/04
    311
    442060
  • Japan Lucky Bag

    At the beginning of the year all over Japan, one can see a load of paper bags lines up in front of reta...

     Tue 11/01/04
    105
    264731

Comments

Create Comment Show comments
  1. Loading-pulse