How is culture in specific countries affected by global culture?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The cultures of many countries are affected by globalization.  There are so many examples that can be seen.

We can look, for example, at Japan.  In the past few decades, Japanese have almost completely stopped wearing traditional clothing.  They wear jeans and (often) eat things like ham and eggs for breakfast.  They no longer even use the traditional Japanese style of toilet.  All of these are changes that have come about because they have been more exposed to Western cultures.

At the same time, American culture has been affected by other cultures.  Many Americans are very interested in reading manga comics or watching anime movies.  The whole phenomenon of kids playing with Pokemon cards is also Japanese.  There are many Americans now who have a favorite soccer team in the English Premier League.  All of these are ways in which our own culture is affected by global culture.