This course examines contemporary Japanese popular culture and its
influence not only on its Asian neighbours, especially China and Korea,
but also on the West. Not only are genres such as film, television, and
popular literature examined, but also particularly Japanese phenomenon
such as otaku, moe, shoshoku danshi ("herbivore men") and the Japanese
penchant for "cuteness." Prerequisites: JP 2700 6.00. Co-requisites:
None. Course credit exclusions: None.