Comments on: How to make a Big Bang in show business Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trendmakers in Japan. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:29:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: Doug Sat, 13 Mar 2010 06:23:59 +0000 I’ve always thought that the whole attitude of controlling all images, etc. sort of fit in the Japanese scheme of things given how paranoid J-peeps are about images in other public fora, i.e.: mosaic/no face pics on the news for non-public personalities, no real pics for mixi/facebook, etc.

That combined with how conservative Japanese society is – in the sense that they are resistant to change, that is – tells me that I expect to see the Japanese industry hold out until the bitter end, possibly well after the rest of the world has already caved.