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9th May '17 12:05:02 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Citizens of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas LOVE Wal-Mart. In fact, it is almost considered religious sacrilege NOT to go there when visiting The United States.

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* In the US, UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} is seen as a fairly lower-class store that sells cheaply-made items for cheap prices, and is the exemplar in many people's minds for the PredatoryBusiness. Other countries, however, hold a fonder view of the retail giant.
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Citizens of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas LOVE Wal-Mart. UsefulNotes/TheBahamas ''love'' Walmart. In fact, it is almost considered religious sacrilege NOT ''not'' to go there when visiting The the United States.
25th Mar '17 9:33:48 PM MagnusForce
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* While most people in the west view insects as the embodiments of {{Squick}}, the Japanese ''[[FriendToBugs love]]'' [[BeetleManiac bugs]]. For example, BugCatching is a popular summer activity amongst children and was the inspiration for ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. Likewise, Japanese popular culture is loaded with insect creatures based on popular species in the country, particularly [[JapaneseBeetleBrothers the rhinoceros and stag beetles]].
17th Mar '17 2:25:20 PM TheMorlock
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* In his book ''Whatever You Do, Don't Run'', Botswana safari guide Peter Allison notes that German tourists have an inexplicable fondness for warthogs (or ''warzenshwein") and like to count them for some reason.
15th Mar '17 9:06:38 AM Twentington
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** The British Woolworth was broken off the American one in 1982. For reference, the American chain went under in 1997 after struggling for many years, but fragments of it live on in the forms of shopping mall mainstays Foot Locker, Claire's, and Champs Sports. Its demise was largely due to the "dime store" concept becoming DeaderThanDisco in two ways: the dollar store (e.g. Dollar Tree) and price-point retailers like Family Dollar and Dollar General took its place in downtowns and smaller towns, while UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} rendered the dime store obsolete everywhere else.

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** The British Woolworth was broken off the American one in 1982. For reference, the American chain went under in 1997 after struggling for many years, but fragments of it live on in the forms of shopping mall mainstays Foot Locker, Claire's, and Champs Sports. Its demise was largely due to the "dime store" concept becoming DeaderThanDisco defunct in two ways: the dollar store (e.g. Dollar Tree) and price-point retailers like Family Dollar and Dollar General took its place in downtowns and smaller towns, while UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}} rendered the dime store obsolete everywhere else.
26th Feb '17 9:06:47 PM gewunomox
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** It partially helps that TaylorSwift and AdriannePalicki made this socially acceptable and that the AmericansAreCowboys is now [[DiscreditedTrope virtually obsolete nowadays]] with British people - especially with the controversy over Taylor's love life that's [[LongList too long to go into here]] but [[RunningGag a particular fascination for the British media]]. Coincidentally - both Adrianne and Taylor are [[MixedRace partially of English descent]] (although Taylor is of Dutch, Scottish and Irish descent, Adrianne is of Polish and German descent in addition to English).

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** It partially helps that TaylorSwift Music/TaylorSwift and AdriannePalicki made this socially acceptable and that the AmericansAreCowboys is now [[DiscreditedTrope virtually obsolete nowadays]] with British people - especially with the controversy over Taylor's love life that's [[LongList too long to go into here]] but [[RunningGag a particular fascination for the British media]]. Coincidentally - both Adrianne and Taylor are [[MixedRace partially of English descent]] (although Taylor is of Dutch, Scottish and Irish descent, Adrianne is of Polish and German descent in addition to English).
23rd Jan '17 5:47:40 PM RAMChYLD
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* Street racing, especially unsanctioned ones, can also be added to the list of things that are hot tickets in Japan. After all, they gave us ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' and ''Manga/InitialD'', ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'', and western works like ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' are big draws with Japanese viewers. ''Wacky Races'' has also been homaged in various anime works.

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* Street racing, especially unsanctioned ones, can also be added to the list of things that are hot tickets in Japan. After all, they gave us ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', ''Manga/WanganMidnight'', ''Manga/InitialD'' and ''Manga/InitialD'', ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'', and western works like ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' are big draws with Japanese viewers. ''Wacky Races'' has also been homaged in various anime works.
9th Jan '17 1:28:39 PM Morgenthaler
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** A similar case happens with Japan, which while most Japanese feel indifferent about their country (outside of the ultra-right wings of course), the European countries, the U.S., Canada, Nigeria, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand (the latter three of which were targets of Japan during WorldWar2) and even ''Russia'' (who still hold many disputes over land territories, and have for time not even had relations) have a better view of Japan than the Japanese themselves.

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** A similar case happens with Japan, which while most Japanese feel indifferent about their country (outside of the ultra-right wings of course), the European countries, the U.S., Canada, Nigeria, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand (the latter three of which were targets of Japan during WorldWar2) UsefulNotes/WorldWar2) and even ''Russia'' (who still hold many disputes over land territories, and have for time not even had relations) have a better view of Japan than the Japanese themselves.
30th Nov '16 6:37:25 PM Monolaf317
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* Products of Creator/{{Sanrio}} are undeniably more popular outside of Japan than inside of it, especially Franchise/HelloKitty.

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* Products of Creator/{{Sanrio}} are undeniably more popular outside of Japan than inside of it, especially Franchise/HelloKitty.
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* Products of Creator/{{Sanrio}} are undeniably more popular outside of Japan than inside of it, especially Franchise/HelloKitty.
15th Nov '16 8:12:30 PM Monolaf317
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* Has happened twice with Sudoku. It was first invented in America in 1979, and was pretty obscure. However, in 1986, it achieved popularity in Japan. In 2005, the puzzle as well as the name itself achieved worldwide popularity.
** Pretty much the same thing happened with Kakuro.
* Supposedly, many more foreigners than native Japanese climb Mt. Fuji.
** Same thing happens to most Japanese landmarks like Tsukiji Fish Market.
* Guam is an island out the Pacific Ocean that's officially owned by the the United States, but it's only a territory, not a state. In fact, there's a lot of US citizens that don't even know Guam exists. However, Guam is seen as a very popular vacation resort in Japan, to the point where Guam actually gets most of its money from Japanese tourists.
** Hawaii is also very popular with Japanese tourists, but they're more likely to hit the shopping malls instead of the beaches. Hawaii rakes in more money from Japanese tourists than it does from Americans. In fact, Hawaii's largest mall, Ala Moana Center, has the only remaining branch of the formerly-Japanese department store Shirokiya. It also helps that there's a large Japanese-American population in Hawaii.
* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. Likewise, South Korea and China also has quite a dinosaur craze.
* Like mermaids, pirates are popular in the US but are absolutely beloved in Japan, to the point where they're one of the largest non-western markets for pirate-themed media. Case in point, the pirate themed manga ''Manga/OnePiece'' is among the bestselling manga in the country. Meanwhile, ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' grossed $241 million dollars domestically yet grossed $108 million in Japan. While domestic grosses for the ''Franchise/{{Pirates|OfTheCaribbean}}'' franchise has been steadily declining in the states, grosses in Japan have gone UP.
* Street racing, especially unsanctioned ones, can also be added to the list of things that are hot tickets in Japan. After all, they gave us ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' and ''Manga/InitialD'', ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'', and western works like ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' are big draws with Japanese viewers. ''Wacky Races'' has also been homaged in various anime works.
** [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff/{{Sports}} As mentioned on Sports section]], auto racing ''actually'' [[OlderThanTheyThink started out on public roads]], and many race tracks were built afterwards. It was originated from France, but Japan ''really'' takes a piece of cake when it comes to street races.
*** Street racing can be divided into two types; The sanctioned ones take place on temporary, designated, sanctioned street tracks with some essential safety features. While the unsanctioned ones takes place on public roads without permissions, and most have utter lack of safety features that sanctioned street races have. This example refers to the latter despite Japan lacks any designated street circuits.



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* Has happened twice with Sudoku. It was first invented in America in 1979, and was pretty obscure. However, in 1986, it achieved popularity in Japan. In 2005, the puzzle as well as the name itself achieved worldwide popularity.
** Pretty much the same thing happened with Kakuro.
* Supposedly, many more foreigners than native Japanese climb Mt. Fuji.
** Same thing happens to most Japanese landmarks like Tsukiji Fish Market.



* Guam is an island out the Pacific Ocean that's officially owned by the the United States, but it's only a territory, not a state. In fact, there's a lot of US citizens that don't even know Guam exists. However, Guam is seen as a very popular vacation resort in Japan, to the point where Guam actually gets most of its money from Japanese tourists.
** Hawaii is also very popular with Japanese tourists, but they're more likely to hit the shopping malls instead of the beaches. Hawaii rakes in more money from Japanese tourists than it does from Americans. In fact, Hawaii's largest mall, Ala Moana Center, has the only remaining branch of the formerly-Japanese department store Shirokiya. It also helps that there's a large Japanese-American population in Hawaii.



* It's widely-known that [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs make everything better]], but Japan especially agrees. Dinosaur exhibitions are frequently held throughout, and there's even a company that specializes in animatronic dinosaurs. And to top it all off, this is the country that gave us ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''. Likewise, South Korea and China also has quite a dinosaur craze.
* Like mermaids, pirates are popular in the US but are absolutely beloved in Japan, to the point where they're one of the largest non-western markets for pirate-themed media. Case in point, the pirate themed manga ''Manga/OnePiece'' is among the bestselling manga in the country. Meanwhile, ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' grossed $241 million dollars domestically yet grossed $108 million in Japan. While domestic grosses for the ''Franchise/{{Pirates|OfTheCaribbean}}'' franchise has been steadily declining in the states, grosses in Japan have gone UP.



* Street racing, especially unsanctioned ones, can also be added to the list of things that are hot tickets in Japan. After all, they gave us ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' and ''Manga/InitialD'', ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'', and western works like ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' are big draws with Japanese viewers. ''Wacky Races'' has also been homaged in various anime works.
** [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff/{{Sports}} As mentioned on Sports section]], auto racing ''actually'' [[OlderThanTheyThink started out on public roads]], and many race tracks were built afterwards. It was originated from France, but Japan ''really'' takes a piece of cake when it comes to street races.
*** Street racing can be divided into two types; The sanctioned ones take place on temporary, designated, sanctioned street tracks with some essential safety features. While the unsanctioned ones takes place on public roads without permissions, and most have utter lack of safety features that sanctioned street races have. This example refers to the latter despite Japan lacks any designated street circuits.
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