Japan turns to ‘Wankernomics’

Mo’ betta than failing quoter leftAbenomicsquoter right (3Yen / 2013-12-24), Japan turns to ‘Wankernomics’—that is, damp-dreaming that anime freakazoids and otaku wankers somehow can boost a stagnant economy, ri-i-i-ight.

Japan turns to 'animenomics'
Nikkei.com | March 21, 2014
Japanese businesses and municipalities are turning to anime to create buzz
Nihonbashi is banking on this animation festival to bring it good fortune. The commercial district is considered the birthplace of Japanese popular culture. In the mid-1800s, famous ukiyo-e woodblock printing artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi was born in NihonbashiBack then, Nihonbashi was home to major ukiyo-e publishers, and a publishing center
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~Coredo Muromachi 2, a commercial complex in Tokyo's central Nihonbashi district, hosts the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014.~

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