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Old 2013-02-05, 04:34   Link #2924
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Originally Posted by Ridwan View Post
This thread is getting fruitier and fruitier. And it's far from the first time either.

And comparing the current case with forced-prostitution is just crazy.
Some people ought to pick up Patrick Galbraith's Idols and Celebrity in Japanese Media Culture. Not quite the best, but the closest thing to a serious scholarly treatise on the idol phenomenon and Japanese mass media in general (for example, how Japanese news organizations deal with celebrity-related incidents).
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