The country exported nearly $3 billion in entertainment, more than double 2002 exports, according to MK Daily, a Korean news portal. South Korea’s success starts with tv series’ in the nineties. Then comes the pop songs and boy bands where it really begins to influence the east. Finally, they become fans of everything, from Korean food to the Korean language. Some people are even so infatuated that they change their names to one from Korean descent.
Nowadays, many of the characteristics of both the Korean and Japanese cultures are traced back to Chinese influences. China was seen as a model society by growing nations because of large size and historic success in all sectors of the country. China played a crucial role in the maturity of Japan and Korea since they were able to advance both culturally and politically. In most cases, the cultural interworking’s of the three countries are
New production and distribution technologies can enable GameStop to expand its product offerings to existing market for market penetration and product development. Likewise, opportunities for vertical and horizontal integration through mergers and acquisitions are present especially when there are large gaming markets in China, India, and Latin American nations where income is quickly rising apart from improvements in their communication and transportation infrastructures. See Figure 7. It shows that in 2017, 47% of consumer spending came from the Asia-Pacific region (McDonald, 2017). Asia-Pacific alone will grow at 9.2% year-on-year to $51.2 billion with China composing $27.5 billion (McDonald, 2017).
For Samsung Electronics, 2003 was a watershed year. It successfully positioned itself as one of the world’s best and largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world. Many were calling its mobile phones as “the best gift for Christmas” and “the Mercedes of mobile phones.” Samsung’s achievements were particularly remarkable considering that its primary focus had previously been in semiconductors and home appliances. Indeed, when it first made the decision to enter the mobile phone business, industry observers viewed the move as foolhardy and reckless. But, much to their surprise, Samsung’s foray into the market turned out to be a great success, contributing significantly to the company’s profit growth and brand reputation.
Probably one of the most expected films of the year, not only for lovers of Asian cinema, but of cinema, in general. "The Handmaiden" proves that Park Chan-wook is one of the top filmmakers of the era, and that the knowledge he acquired from his time in Hollywood (Stoker) can be wonderfully implemented in Asian aesthetics. The film is already an international success, since it has sold out in 175 countries, beating out the previous sales record of Bong Joon-ho 's English-language sci-fi feature Snowpiercer, to become the best-selling Korean film of all time. The script is based on the novel "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters and takes place in Korea of the 1930s, with the country under Japanese rule. Con man "Count" Fujiwara has managed to managed to insert himself into the very secluded circle of Kouzuki, an eccentric hedonist who has become the man in charge in charge of a very large estate, and plans to marry his niece, Lady Hideko, the actual heiress of the family 's vast fortune.
Recognizing the danger that North Korea and its neighboring country China represented to South Korea the United States kept a tradition that had been going since 1944 and kept over 100,000 of its soldiers on the Korean peninsula. Many believe this led to Korea getting a larger taste of the western culture which is now part of current Korean culture. This also helped give a needed boost to Korean economy as establishments were built up around military bases to provide additional food and entertainment to the many soldiers stationed there. While that number has dwindled over time, the benefits have only increased for both nations. South Korea has benefitted from the sharing of military technology, especially in its air defense program, which now boasts the United States PATRIOT missile technology in response to the growing number of Theatre Ballistic Missiles (TBM) North Korea has developed.
Also, the Income Doubling Plan was implemented by Ikeda, who is seen to be the key figure in Japan’s rapid growth. This policy was aimed to double the income and live in the high living standard for Japanese workers from 1961 to 1970 by increasing investment from the government to both public and private businesses. Even though some problems arose such as serious pollution from heavy industrialization, this plan had greatly contributed to later half of Japanese growth with an average of more than 10 percent which brought Japan the second largest economy in the world. There is another government organization that I think which definitely contributed Japan’s economic growth. This is called Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), which is regarded as the most powerful organization during the period of rapid growth.
Japanese popular culture has obtained followers around the world to consider that the cultural characteristics of this country are attractive to the public. This is demonstrated by two factors: the increase in the Otaku culture and the massive commercialization of anime and manga. The artistic and thematic styles of Manga have transcended cultural barriers, causing an important and lasting impression in the public. As a gateway to Japanese culture, it has attracted a global fan base and has fed interest in Japanese culture. It remains one of the most economically and socially profitable exports in the country and has helped Japan become one of the largest exporters of cultural products in the
Asia being a promising market supported by large youth population can reap huge benefits for the company in the long term as Red Bull’s prime consumer is in their 20s. India boasts the highest number of 20-24-year-olds at 98 million, followed by China with 82 million and Indonesia with 21 million. The changing government policies leading to liberalisation of the Chinese and Indian economies would raise living standards leading to improved levels of disposable incomes, which might benefit sales of Red Bull. • Red Bull mainly has the same marketing strategy worldwide which revolves around the same target market i.e. the young generations: the students and the athletes.
“A miracle, a life-changing phenomenon!” Those are the words that are spewed across the Korean plastic surgery program Let Me In, which has seen mass popularity for three airing-seasons. Nowadays, media has seen rises in such variety shows that promote plastic surgery usage to attain beauty, amongst those are The Swan and Botched. These shows often oversimplify and normalise procedures, thus fuelling societal acceptance. This is paramount to the increasing hype for aesthetic enhancement, evidently manifested in the surge of cosmetic procedures worldwide of up to 15.1 million in 2013, provided by International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). These aesthetic enhancements refer to the improvement of one’s appearance such as abdominoplasty