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Why Japanese TV Shows Aren’t Popular Outside Japan

Why are anime series and movies so popular overseas but Japanese movies and TV shows are not?

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Yasu MatsunoYasu Matsuno

Founder of Japan Insider (Previously known as Ryu Tokyo). Japanese-born entrepreneur. Spent his life around...

Caryn CarmonaCaryn Carmona

Caryn Carmona is a freelance artist. She has been doing independent work for 12 years and has lived in...

Christian DakinChristian Dakin

Christian Dakin is a south Georgia-born writer, designer, and translator currently based out of Tokyo, Ja...

Mark KennedyMark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy is a native of Chicago who has spent more than 20 years living, studying and working in J...

Kristen BarrettKristen Barrett

Kristen is a Michigan-born, LA-based writer. She studied abroad in Japan during college and taught English ...

Kevin MurasakiKevin Murasaki

Kevin Murasaki grew up moving back and forth between Chicago and Yokohama, Japan. Known as a "hafu", Kevi...

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