Japan is cutting edge. In areas such as fashion, food, art, architecture, horror films, literature, graphic novels, and animation, Japan is a leader in global postmodernity. Japan has the second largest economy in the world. Global ventures such as Sony, Toshiba, Sanyo, Casio, Canon, Minolta, Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi are major players in their fields.
“The moon, my shadow, [and I]
We three play together at night
The sky and heart are clear.”
—Kurosawa Tokiko, Waka zatsuei, 1857