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Pure TokyoScope PODCAST #58: The Secret History of BARBIE in JAPAN!
Matt Alt and Patrick Macias bring you pop culture news from Japan!
Inspired by the recent article An American Icon, Made in Japan, writersand Patrick Macias share a chat about the history of all things BARBIE in Japan, from the very beginnings in the late 1950s to the recent movie, which was decidedly not a massive hit in Japan. Find out why during this week’s show!
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What is the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast? Well… Author and fellow Substack writer Matt Alt and I have been recording together for about a year now. I still can’t believe we’ve made it all the way to episode 53.
Our show is a mix of Japanese pop culture news and features and some of our best episodes to date have been:
PURE TOKYOSCOPE usually comes out every week on Wednesdays (US time), but we’re experimenting with early launches of the latest episode a few days early right here via this newsletter on Substack.
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