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Shogun (将軍)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: Perspectives of global cute culture Reply with quote

Hi AP guys!

I am conducting a research study for fun to inquire perspectives of cute culture around the world. Japan is a country that is becoming famous for its cute products and culture, and I am interested in how this culture affects surrounding countries (Korea, China, Taiwan) and the U.S.

Below are 10 questions. (Please state your sex (male, female), age, and where you are from if possible so that I can better understand the data I am gathering)


What comes to mind when you think of the word “cute”?

Do you know the word “Kawaii”? If yes where does it originate from?

Do you like cute things? (If yes, what cute things do you like?)

Do you like Hello Kitty? (If yes, explain why, if no, explain why)

Do you own any cute products such as Hello Kitty items? (For example, A Hello Kitty pen, Rirakkuma notepad, and so on )

How is Japan's cute culture influencing the cultures of other countries?


Questions for Guys:

Do you prefer girls who act cute?

Which type of girls are cuter, tall girls or short girls?



Questions for Girls:

Do you prefer guys who act cute?

Which type of guys are cuter, tall guys or short guys?



Feel free to post any additional comments and insights relating to cute cultures.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Male,25, Washington State/USA.

What comes to mind when you think of the word “cute”?
Generally good looking women.

Do you know the word “Kawaii”? If yes where does it originate from?
Yes, unfortunately. If my memory serves me, I believe the original term came to be associated with women in The Tale of Genji, to describe women with pitiable (docile) qualities.

Do you like cute things? (If yes, what cute things do you like?)
No.

Do you like Hello Kitty? (If yes, explain why, if no, explain why)
God no.

Do you own any cute products such as Hello Kitty items? (For example, A Hello Kitty pen, Rirakkuma notepad, and so on )
Hell no.

How is Japan's cute culture influencing the cultures of other countries?
In the west? Not very, most western culture see the whole Japanese-cute thing as only targeting children, who eventually grow out of that stage. I can't speak to the perceptions in eastern nations.

Do you prefer girls who act cute?
No.

Which type of girls are cuter, tall girls or short girls?
It really doesn't factor into said girl's desirability.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Male,17, Telford/UK.

What comes to mind when you think of the word “cute”?
that really depends on the context.

Do you know the word “Kawaii”? If yes where does it originate from?
i only know it means cute in japanese

Do you like cute things? (If yes, what cute things do you like?)
Not really

Do you like Hello Kitty? (If yes, explain why, if no, explain why)
i'm male that is all.

Do you own any cute products such as Hello Kitty items? (For example, A Hello Kitty pen, Rirakkuma notepad, and so on )
nothing that could be classed as cute.

Do you prefer girls who act cute?
depends on the girl but that doesn't really happen around here

Which type of girls are cuter, tall girls or short girls?
doesn't really mater hight doesn't change anything
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my input is..................................... This was too long for me to read XD lazy person here
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