Jean Snow points to an article in the Japan Times that looks at the current crop of foreign creatives in Japan and their impact on developing ‘Japanese’ cultural products like Pecha Kucha Night, PingMag, Neojaponisme and salon events such as Pause Talk. The Times says that groups of creatives are nothing new and that the Olympics led to a wave of avant-garde internationalism in the 60s and 70s, but that connectivity of the web allows this crop to connect, share and evolve their thinking between each other and likeminds around the world.

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