Huh, that's a trip. Wish I could understand more of that, but the impression I got seems neat. I can't see myself ever wearing that, though. Looking like a tourist is bad enough without having headgear to proclaim it.
Japan gets sooooo much money from tourism each year that its not even funny. And more and more gaijins , sorry gaikokujins go there each year. so its only natural to profit on this. The U.S. and Europe are Japan crazy. I wouldn't be surprised to see the number of foreigners residing in Japan go from 2.6% to a whopping 7.3% with in the next 10 years. The world is soooooo curious about this dragon shaped little pearl in the south eastern pacific.
Honestly, I kind of doubt it. In the big picture (outside of otakusville), the world majority doesn't have the slightest interest in Japan or anything in common with it. Nerds with trivial obsessions about Japanese pop culture aren't going to amount to much long-term percentage. Sure they're going to get a lot of tourists every year, but tourism is big business in most countries of the world. Nothing special about Japan in that respect. Also, other than those with strong ties to Japan and the few that can speak the language well enough to participate actively in Japanese society, the novelty of being there is going to wear off quick for most.
Musouka wrote:Having the video is Japanese only (and not other languages like, say, English) kinda defeats the purpose of attracting more tourists who don't speak the language.
That video was a news program for Japanese. The video was not made for any non Japanese to watch. It would be like saying oh Fox News does a story about something for Japanese tourists and expecting them to subtitle it in Japanese, just not going to happen.