Mark Schilling

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Pop culture club

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Korean pop culture, from pics to music and TV dramas, have boomed through much of Asia. Japan was the first and biggest market to catch the wave (known as hanryu); consumers began taking to all…

Geek odyssey

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For decades, Tokyoites went to Akihabara, a sprawling shopping district in downtown Tokyo, to buy everything electric -- from Christmas lights to floor fans -- at discount prices. In the heady days…

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Japan’s reel deals

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Japanese sales companies of all sizes, from the giant Dentsu ad agency to small indie outfits, are setting up booths at the Pusan Intl. Film Festival Asian Film Market, which runs Sunday through…

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