trendwatching: Japanese Pop Culture Special

In this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about a new phenomenon in Tokyo.  The cost of living is so high, some young Japanese women are  taking up a sideline as 'paid companions'. (via Japan Times) Meanwhile, Nora talks about this AP story Apparently, computer sales have been in a slump in Japan as consumers opt for sexy new electronic gadgets and high end cell phones instead. Cathi also refers to this article from The Economist on the fact that big PC sales are not picking up as much in India,  as people opt for cell phones or thin clients instead.

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