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Maciamo
Mar 17, 2004, 15:11
Source : MSNBC/Washington Post

Japan's empire of cool

Culture becomes its biggest export

TOKYO - In the supercharged air of Shibuya, Tokyo's fiercely hip teen quarter, music videos by Japanese pop stars topping the charts throughout Asia boom from towering, outdoor liquid-crystal display screens. The streets below are clogged with hordes of young women wearing the Japanese schoolgirl look -- streetwalker's makeup, sexy stockings and plaid miniskirts -- styled by international fashion magazines the height of child-delinquent chic.

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