Saturday, February 8, 2014

Turning Japanese

Thais are obsessed with all things Japanese these days. Ramen noodle shops can be found in every mall, some street vendors now sell sushi, middle-aged ladies wear Hello Kitty accessories, Japanimation dubbed in Thai is regularly shown on TV, Japanese-style goods are available at 60 baht stores, and Pok√©mon characters, including Pikachu, decorate Bangkok taxis.