Morning Musume: Tool of Nationalism?

Morning Musume


So I was catching up on my 1930's Japanese history the other day and something struck me: 'Morning Daughters' sounds suspiciously like one of the wartime Patriotic Women's groups that sent their sons and young husbands off to the front for the glory of the Yamato race.




Maybe this is in bad taste, maybe I've just been watching 'The Peace' too much and internalized its pseudo-fascist imagery, but...maybe I'm onto something. In the alternate universe where Japan won World War II, I'm sure the following songs would be getting heavy radio play:

WAR! Koi no Conquest

ATTACK! Pearl Harbor no Uta

Tenno Heika Banzai!

Suki na EMPEROR

HOW DO YOU LIKE JAPANESE IMPERIAL DOMINATION (Nihon wa donna kanji dekka)


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Morning Musume




Swifty: Oh, and this is the blog's 700th entry...


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