By – – Video Capture: The New York Times | Inside Japan’s Chicano Subculture.

Japan’s worldwide influence on popular culture is no doubt one of the largest across the globe; from anime to fashion to sneaker culture and more, the unique island nation has managed to make a name for itself in experimenting with subcultures. But this is also a two-way street, the very mixing between local and global interaction, and the very glocalization of it — that is, how cultures from abroad are reworked and refitted to maintain local cultural standards. In a new mini-documentary by The New York Times, this concept is revisited in terms of Los Angeles’ Chicano culture, and the Japanese fans who respect it, interpret it, and practice it.

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