May 05, 2011

Sakamoto Ryoma boom draws Japanese customers back in history

“Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), a political reformer and activist in the period preceding the Meiji Restoration of 1868, is one of Japan's best-loved historical figures. This year, a big "Ryoma boom" is expected -- largely buoyed by a new TV series(NHK)… features popular singer and actor Masaharu Fukuyama as the hero. “




Source: Firms See 'Ryoma Boom' As Potential Boon For Business
Kosuke Iwano and Rintaro Tobita
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Nikkei Marketing Journal Jan. 4 edition

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