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Appeared in: Volume 2, Number 1
Published on: September 1, 2006
Goodbye Godzilla, Hello Kitty

What Japan’s pop-culture products tell us about its struggles with defeat, democratization and globalization.

Norihiro Kato is a literary critic and professor at Waseda University’s School of International Liberal Studies. This essay was translated from the original Japanese by Michael Emmerich.
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