This research proposes that a cross-cultural disconnect exists between Japanese and American English in the realm of bodily functions used as metaphor. Perhaps nowhere is this notion illustrated more clearly than by a cartoon that was inspired by recent tragic events in Japan. In the afternoon of Friday, March 11, 2011, the northeast coast of Japan was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami that caused immeasurable loss of life and property and catastrophic damage to the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
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- Children's literature, Japanese
- Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011--Cross-cultural studies.
- Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011
- Metaphor in literature--Cross-cultural studies.
- Metaphor in literature
- Scatology in literature--Cross-cultural studies.
- Scatology in literature
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-74)Note typebibliography
- Appendix B in Japanese and EnglishNote typelanguage
- Field of study: English