History Main / JapanTakesOverTheWorld

11th Feb '18 8:04:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Japan Bashing'', a strategy game for the PC98, the player must prevent Japan from taking over the U.S. by deploying anti-Japanese propaganda. Since [[NoExportForYou it's a Japanese game made by Japanese people for Japanese people]], it's all PlayedForLaughs.

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* In ''Japan Bashing'', a strategy game for the PC98, UsefulNotes/PC98, the player must prevent Japan from taking over the U.S. by deploying anti-Japanese propaganda. Since [[NoExportForYou it's a Japanese game made by Japanese people for Japanese people]], it's all PlayedForLaughs.
22nd Jan '18 10:22:18 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Nineteen Ninety-Four'', a parody of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' broadcast in 1988 on TheBBC, the equivalent of Oceania is "[=AmJap=]", a [[WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture WikiWord]] of "America-Japan". The cover of the sequel's {{Novelization}} shows the [=AmJap=] flag as a stars-and-stripes with a rising sun in the striped section.
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17th Jan '18 11:57:56 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Somewhat downplayed, but present in near-future military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', where Imperial Japan more of a first-among-equals on the international scene than a truly hegemonic superpower--but still far more powerful in both relative and absolute terms than it ever was in real life, with the world's foremost navy and nuclear arsenal, a booming economy and major political influence among the [[FallenStatesOfAmerica American successor states]].

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* Somewhat downplayed, but present in near-future military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', where Imperial Japan is more of a first-among-equals on the international scene than a truly hegemonic superpower--but still far more powerful in both relative and absolute terms than it ever was in real life, with the world's foremost navy and nuclear arsenal, a booming economy and major political influence among the [[FallenStatesOfAmerica American successor states]].
17th Jan '18 11:57:20 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Somewhat downplayed, but present in near-future military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', where Imperial Japan more of a first-among-equals on the international scene than a truly hegemonic superpower--but still far more powerful in both relative and absolute terms than it ever was in real life, with the world's foremost navy and nuclear arsenal, a booming economy and major political influence among the [[FallenStatesOfAmerica American successor states]].
4th Jan '18 10:19:38 AM xenol
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* For a while motherboard and power supply manufacturers were touting their boards were fitted with "Japanese capacitors". It wasn't that Japanese capacitors were somehow superior in every way shape and form, but their original suppliers allegedly stole a formula for capacitor electrolyte and made a faulty version of it. More about it can be read at [[http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13 this forum post]].

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* For a while motherboard and power supply manufacturers were touting their boards were fitted with "Japanese capacitors". It wasn't that Japanese capacitors were somehow superior in every way shape and form, but their computer hardware manufacturer's original suppliers allegedly stole a formula for capacitor electrolyte and made a faulty version of it. More about it can be read at [[http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13 this forum post]].post]].
** Capacitors from Japanese manufacturers appear to still dominate the hi-fi market, with the opinion that if it doesn't have something from Nippon Chemicon or Elpida, forget about it.
21st Jun '17 1:56:54 PM MCanter89
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* This trope was invoked while designing the ''USS Excelsior'' for ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. The ''Excelsior'' was a brand-new bleeding edge prototype that threatened to replace the ''Enterprise'', her crew, and her Iowa-born-and-bred American captain as Starfleet's finest. In order to give off this feeling, it was designed to look as if the ''Enterprise'' was designed by the Japanese.

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* This trope was invoked while designing the ''USS Excelsior'' USS ''Excelsior'' for ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. The ''Excelsior'' was a brand-new bleeding edge bleeding-edge prototype that threatened to replace the ''Enterprise'', her crew, and her Iowa-born-and-bred Iowa-born and -bred American captain as Starfleet's finest. In order to give off this feeling, it was designed to look as if the ''Enterprise'' was designed by the Japanese.



** One of the covers from the 80s (very obviously post-Film/BladeRunner) has a fantastic punny tagline on a Japanese liquor billboard: "The spirit that conquered the world."

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** One of the covers from the 80s '80s (very obviously post-Film/BladeRunner) post–''Film/BladeRunner'') has a fantastic punny tagline on a Japanese liquor billboard: "The spirit that conquered the world."



* Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/DarkFuture'' for the Creator/GamesWorkshop [[TabletopGame/DarkFuture setting]] invoke this in the form of the [[MegaCorp [=GenTech=]]], a Japanese-Korean conglomerate headed by the mysterious Dr. Zarathustra and producing things for virtually every purpose from Paradise, its home appliances and decoration subsidiary through to [=BioDiv=], their genetics and cybernetics research department who can give you bigger breasts, better highs, up to five new dentitions pre-implanted or augment your body to let shrug off bullet wounds and tear open tanks.

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* Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/DarkFuture'' for the Creator/GamesWorkshop [[TabletopGame/DarkFuture setting]] invoke this in the form of the [[MegaCorp [=GenTech=]]], GenTech]], a Japanese-Korean conglomerate headed by the mysterious Dr. Zarathustra and producing things for virtually every purpose from Paradise, its home appliances and decoration subsidiary through to [=BioDiv=], their genetics and cybernetics research department who can give you bigger breasts, better highs, up to five new dentitions pre-implanted or augment your body to let shrug off bullet wounds and tear open tanks.



* In ''The Tojo Virus'', a hacker named David Kimura is the point man for a shadowy cabal of Japanese executives who intend to take out a thinly-veiled {{Expy}} of IBM and in doing so dominate the American economy and get revenge for the Japanese loss in World War II.

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* In ''The Tojo Virus'', a hacker named David Kimura is the point man for a shadowy cabal of Japanese executives who intend to take out a thinly-veiled {{Expy}} thinly veiled {{expy}} of IBM and in doing so dominate the American economy and get revenge for the Japanese loss in World War II.



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' has the Empire of the Rising Sun as one of three playable factions, and arms them with easily the most advanced and versatile, albeit expensive, technology and weapons among the three. [[spoiler:They actually do this in their campaign ending, but the ''Uprising'' expansion revealed that it was [[NoCanonForTheWicked non-canon]], and canonically [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld the Allies won]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' has the Empire of the Rising Sun as one of three playable factions, and arms them with easily the most advanced and versatile, albeit expensive, technology and weapons among the three. [[spoiler:They actually do this in their campaign ending, but the ''Uprising'' expansion revealed that it was [[NoCanonForTheWicked non-canon]], and canonically [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld the Allies won]]]].won]].]]
15th May '17 7:55:07 PM PaulA
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* William Gibson's [[Literature/SprawlTrilogy trilogy]] beginning with ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}.'' Japanese culture dominates the world, most of the biggest corporations are Japanese, and the Yakuza is a global player. Consequently, practically the entire subsequent genre of CyberPunk has elements of this.

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* William Gibson's [[Literature/SprawlTrilogy trilogy]] ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'', beginning with ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}.'' ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''. Japanese culture dominates the world, most of the biggest corporations are Japanese, and the Yakuza {{Yakuza}} is a global player. Consequently, practically the entire subsequent genre of CyberPunk has elements of this.
6th May '17 6:49:55 PM Twentington
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We buy Seikos, walkmans, TVs, and minivans\\

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We buy Seikos, walkmans, TVs, TV's, and minivans\\
21st Apr '17 9:38:07 PM nombretomado
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* One of the two endings to ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' results in Japan leading the United Nations in a war against the U.S. Given that the game was made by Suda51 (and runs heavy with the theme of eternal and inevitable conflict between eastern and western cultures), we can safely presume this is not meant to be a "good" ending.

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* One of the two endings to ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' results in Japan leading the United Nations in a war against the U.S. Given that the game was made by Suda51 Creator/Suda51 (and runs heavy with the theme of eternal and inevitable conflict between eastern and western cultures), we can safely presume this is not meant to be a "good" ending.
6th Apr '17 9:41:17 PM Twentington
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* Music/RayStevens, of all people, mocked this in the 1991 song "Workin' for the Japanese":
-->We’re all working for the Japanese\\
Little cars and color TV’s\\
Sending all our money overseas\\
To the Eastern sphere\\
One day we’re gonna lose our roots\\
Wear Oriental jeans and boots\\
And drink nothing but Kawasaki sake, Honda wine, and Mitsubishi light beer\\
Chrysler fights for survival\\
So does General Motors\\
Ford perseveres with better ideas\\
And, everybody drives Toyotas\\
Sony owns the Rockefeller Center\\
And the Hawaiian archipelago\\
We buy Seikos, walkmans, TVs, and minivans\\
And wonder where the money all goes...
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