Sunday, January 10, 2010

Won't Miss #106 - late release of media

American entertainment media almost always lags behind in Japan. Sometimes, a movie, DVD, or T.V. show will be simultaneously released, but this is rare. While this isn't a big deal, it does mean that we're one step behind, pop culturally speaking, when talking about such frivolities with people back home and can make you feel disconnected and out of touch. It can also be a bigger problem when everyone knows the outcome of some mystery about a year before you do and the beans can be spilled and spoil your fun.

I won't miss feeling out of sync with my friends and family back home when it comes to pop culture.