Japan Expo Paris - Part 3: Manga & Anime (VIDEO)

Japan Expo Paris - Part 2: Manga & Anime (VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com

The following is the latest entry in our French correspondent Jeremy Touitou's Japan Expo Paris 15 video series.

See all Expo 15 coverage here, and for all of his excellent coverage and unique perspective, jump through: Jeremy Meets Japan

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Japanese Culture:
A Global Creature 

The 127 million or so Japanese people on planet earth amount to just under 2% of the human population. Given such, it is nothing short of incredible that basically any society with electricity knows exactly where sushi, karaoke, anime, manga, karate, and Sony come from.

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The disproportional influence Japanese culture has on the other 98% of humanity, with no exaggeration or hyperbole, is truly profound. And, of course, that influence has a pretty decent foothold in Western Europe, which brings us once again to...

Jeremy Touitou: AkihabaraNews' French Connection 
Jeremy Meets Japan provides a charming French perspective on life in Tokyo and Japanese culture in general. Although the project's namesake has now returned to his hometown of Strasbourg in the east of France, he's still finding and reporting on Japanese stuff all over the country. In this edition:

"Jeremy Meets Japan covered one of the biggest event in Europe dedicated to Japan. Over 5 days, the pop culture and the traditions, the food and the creators were showed in Paris.

This is the third episode: Manga & Anime !"

Learn more about the Japan Expo in Paris by clicking on those words before these words.

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More about the Contributor:
We first encountered Jeremy's Tokyo-based YouTubing in early 2014, and as he progressed, we became more and more interested in and appreciative of his quirky, funny, dare we say ‘French’ perspective (yeah, we dare). Jeremy has now returned to France where he continues reporting on Japanese culture. 
In his own words:

"Jeremy is a multi-task French guy actually [formerly] based in Tokyo. While showing different cultures on his videos, he has as much fun finding the perfect epic music for them. He is also an electronic music producer, and doesn't say no to some good video games."

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