Nothing makes me laugh more than the idea that über-hinky Japan is somehow “cool.” As I posted before in Is Japan cool? Toilets? (3Yen / 2012-03-07), the Japanese government is grasping at straws trying to promote foreign tourism.
Today, I spotted this riff on the uncool Cool Japan…
Japanese Government’s ‘Uncool’ Cool Japan Video Goes Viral
Wall Street Journal blog–Aug. 2, 2013
…a home-made Cool Japan video shot by two ministry officials and uploaded to YouTube last month has attracted so much criticism that it’s gone viral, prompting Japan’s online community to ask: Can something be so uncool that it’s actually cool?…m0Ar!~