It all rather puts Thomas Crapper in his place.
The Guardian recently carried an amusing story about a firm in Osaka which is marketing air fresheners to 'reproduce familiar smells of the city in the smallest room in the house ....designed to conjure fond feelings towards the City's landmarks' such as ' a first kiss on the Ferris wheel at Tenzopan harbour'. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1665006,00.html (Personally, the evocation of being on a Ferris wheel would make me glad to be where I was!)
Very amusing. Though why every article has to mention the post bubble economy beats me. Perhaps in this case it is actually how the product is being marketed but generally it just seems to be thrown into to explain just about anything that is happening in Japan right now. The truth is that it hasn't even been a very severe depression.
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