There is probably a good videogame waiting to burst forth out of Kamen Rider Battride War II.
News Japanese Prime Minister Advised to Promote Anime
posted on 2004-12-14 11:32 EST
A report from the Japan Forum on International Relations has advised Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi that Japan should promote its culture abroad as a tool of foreign policy. The growing international popularity of anime and Japanese movies are seen as cultural assets and are referred to by the report as, "Japan's Gross National Cool." The AFP article on the report can be read here.
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