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23rd Apr '17 10:34:19 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheSimpsons'' actually had an episode named "Thirty '''Minutes''' Over Tokyo", which jabs at anime (the entire family suffers seizures à la that one ''{{Pokemon}}'' episode when watching one), their culture (Homer and Bart learn the language, origami and tea ceremony, among other things, when in prison), and even their weird TV shows, much in the vein of ''TakeshisCastle'' (which they have to "survive" in order to get free tickets back to USA).

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* ''TheSimpsons'' actually had an episode named "Thirty '''Minutes''' Over Tokyo", which jabs at anime (the entire family suffers seizures à la that one ''{{Pokemon}}'' episode when watching one), their culture (Homer and Bart learn the language, origami and tea ceremony, among other things, when in prison), and even their weird TV shows, much in the vein of ''TakeshisCastle'' ''Series/TakeshisCastle'' (which they have to "survive" in order to get free tickets back to USA).
8th Apr '17 6:00:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Rifts}}'' Japan is ''literally'' a mix of old and new -- the city of Hiroshima and the surrounding towns was sent hundreds of years into the future during the apocalypse and largely survived intact, while much of the rest of Japan, deliberately forsook technology, going back to the customs of the feudal era. Other areas of the now-divided country retained varying levels of technology. The conflicts, cultural and martial, between the two versions of Japan drive a lot of the story in the setting, although in unexpected ways (the Anti-technology Empire actually ''likes'' the time-lost Republic (and vice-versa), even if they wish they would give up their tech; It's some of the people that have held on to theirs that are the right bastards). Well, them and the [[DemonicInvaders Oni]].
* ''Torg'', with a similar premise as ''{{Rifts}}'' got Japan conquered by the most subtle of the High Lords, and got turned into a country of high tech and MegaCorp intigrue. Nobody outside the nation noticed that anything had changed.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' Japan is ''literally'' a mix of old and new -- the city of Hiroshima and the surrounding towns was sent hundreds of years into the future during the apocalypse and largely survived intact, while much of the rest of Japan, deliberately forsook technology, going back to the customs of the feudal era. Other areas of the now-divided country retained varying levels of technology. The conflicts, cultural and martial, between the two versions of Japan drive a lot of the story in the setting, although in unexpected ways (the Anti-technology Empire actually ''likes'' the time-lost Republic (and vice-versa), even if they wish they would give up their tech; It's some of the people that have held on to theirs that are the right bastards). Well, them and the [[DemonicInvaders Oni]].
* ''Torg'', with a similar premise as ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' got Japan conquered by the most subtle of the High Lords, and got turned into a country of high tech and MegaCorp intigrue.intrigue. Nobody outside the nation noticed that anything had changed.
30th Jan '17 11:13:28 AM JamesAustin
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* Though filmed on-location in Japan with Japanese actors, ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' has some funny ideas about the country. This includes (but is not limited to) Japan's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_castle single most famous castle]] being a "secret" {{Ninja}} training base.
** Well, what better way to learn stealth than to avoid those pesky tourists?

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* Though filmed on-location in Japan with Japanese actors, ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' has some funny ideas about the country. This includes (but is not limited to) Japan's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_castle single most famous castle]] being a "secret" {{Ninja}} training base.
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base. Well, what better way to learn stealth than to avoid those pesky tourists?
30th Jan '17 11:13:19 AM JamesAustin
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-->--Creator/HPLovecraft, ''Poetry of the Gods''

Japan in modern Hollywood is a mix of old and modern. All Japanese are [[JapanesePoliteness polite]], [[AsianAndNerdy superintelligent]], [[GadgeteerGenius great at technology]], and [[{{Salaryman}} salarymen]]. They love ''sake'' [[note]]general Japanese word for "alcoholic beverage"; in a more specific sense, it refers to a type that is brewed by frementing rice in a manner that makes it more like beer than wine.[[/note]], sleep in apartments the size of shoeboxes, and make fantastic electronics. They also know [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting martial arts.]]

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-->--Creator/HPLovecraft, -->-- '''Creator/HPLovecraft''', ''Poetry of the Gods''

Japan in modern Hollywood is a mix of old and modern. All Japanese are [[JapanesePoliteness polite]], [[AsianAndNerdy superintelligent]], [[GadgeteerGenius great at technology]], and [[{{Salaryman}} salarymen]]. {{Salarym|an}}en. They love ''sake'' [[note]]general ''sake'',[[note]]general Japanese word for "alcoholic beverage"; in a more specific sense, it refers to a type that is brewed by frementing rice in a manner that makes it more like beer than wine.[[/note]], [[/note]] sleep in apartments the size of shoeboxes, and make fantastic electronics. They also know [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting martial arts.]]
25th Nov '16 11:04:19 AM nombretomado
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Oh, and by the way- Aaaaauuugghh! It's [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} GOJIRA!!!!]][[note]][[AustinPowers Actually, due to international copyright laws, it's not.]][[/note]]

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Oh, and by the way- Aaaaauuugghh! It's [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} GOJIRA!!!!]][[note]][[AustinPowers GOJIRA!!!!]][[note]][[Film/AustinPowers Actually, due to international copyright laws, it's not.]][[/note]]
12th Feb '16 4:14:50 AM DeepRed
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* The music video for PhilCollins' "Take Me Home" features various cuts of Tokyo's urban and provincial scenery.
13th Aug '15 9:09:02 PM gallium
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Though the avant-garde rock band Pere Ubu has a song with the same name, the term "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" actually refers to the 1944 film of the same name.

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Though the avant-garde rock band Pere Ubu has a song with the same name, the term "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" actually refers to the 1944 [[Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo film of the same name.name]]. That film, a history of the Doolittle Raid, does not actually feature this trope.
17th May '15 3:34:44 AM Mdumas43073
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Though the avantgarde rock band Pere Ubu has a song with the same name the term "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" actually refers to the 1944 film of the same name).

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Though the avantgarde avant-garde rock band Pere Ubu has a song with the same name name, the term "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" actually refers to the 1944 film of the same name).name.
30th Nov '14 3:23:48 AM DaddyMulk
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* Italian-produced adventure game ''VideoGame/NipponSafesInc'' is set in a fictional Japanese city that sums up almost every stereotype of Japan in the early Nineties and not only these. Karaoke, pachinko, tea ceremonies, sumo, Yakuza bosses in hot baths, advanced technologies, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick suicides]], you name it.
6th Apr '14 12:12:30 AM Patachou
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Not to be confused with Pere Ubu's song of the same name. They could be the TropeNamer, though (another possibility is the 1944 movie of the same name).

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Not to be confused Though the avantgarde rock band Pere Ubu has a song with Pere Ubu's song of the same name. They could be name the TropeNamer, though (another possibility is term "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" actually refers to the 1944 movie film of the same name).
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