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June 07, 2006

Japan Loves 'Peter Rabbit'

The popular 'Peter Rabbit' written by world renowned children's author, Beatrix Potter is proving to be a big hit in Japan it was reported recently. Why is Japan so taken with Peter Rabbit? Apparently, part of the reason is that the story is rooted in an extremely romanticized view of nature. Secondly, it appeals to the typical Japanese schoolgirl and her love of cuteness. Another important point is that Potter's stories have huge appeal in Japanese classrooms due to her use of simple language and short sentences.
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