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Popular Culture and Japan’s Gross National Cool

Grade Level: Secondary
Subject Area: Social Studies

Modern Japan's pop culture, from Hello Kitty to Wii, has been successfully exported worldwide. This lesson explores the varied roots of these cultural trends and their significance in a global context.

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