April 14, 2014

How Japan Copied U.S. Culture and Improved It

T. Downey, Smithsonian

The Associated Press

If you’re looking for some of America’s best bourbon, denim and burgers, go to Japan, where designers are re-engineering our culture in loving detail.

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