Okuribito wins

M Arnold ma_iku at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 23 13:07:54 EST 2009

From: "Aaron Gerow" <aaron.gerow at yale.edu>
> It was kind of embarrassing.

I agree it was a little hard to watch. Kato's Styx joke made me cringe.

> The NHK news report (it was the top news story) was also kind of 
> embarrassing. The same old pattern: the gaze of the foreign Other is 
> finally upon us and they have recognized us!

That's very close to what people say in these Miyane-ya clips on YouTube.


The second video has a brief (and incomplete) discussion about Takita, adult 
film, and other "Nipponjin" winners and nominees.

Michael Arnold

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