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How Japan's superfans taught the world to love pop culture

Jun 17, 2020
Author Matt Alt describes how Japan's pop culture, and its superfans, shaped sensibilities the world over.
A shop in New York celebrates Hello Kitty's 45th birthday in 2019. Japanese pop culture is known far and wide.
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It's OK to play Pokemon Go while the world is burning

Jul 17, 2016
Pokemon Go isn't just a trivial distraction. It's the joy and community we need.
Millions have downloaded the Pokemon Go app since its launch, making it one of the most popular mobile games of all time.
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Brands would like you to know they are also into "Pokemon Go"

Jul 13, 2016
We've rounded up some of the best and worst examples of social media branding attempts.
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Are people taking Pokemon Go too far?

Jul 12, 2016
Maybe catching Pokemon while visiting a memorial isn't a good idea...
A woman holds up her cell phone as she plays the Pokemon Go game in Lafayette Park in front of the White House in Washington, DC, July 12, 2016.
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