そんな悩める俺の前にTime誌の記事が目に入った。 見出しは「Chinese Immigrants Chase the Japanese Dream」。 ざっと訳すと「日本で夢をつかむ中国移民」って感じ。
Catering to this crowd, Morning Musume, a Japanese version of the Spice Girls, added two new singers to its nine-woman line-up this year. Both are Chinese. The move was no doubt geared toward attracting a Chinese audience, but the group's producer is equally keen on maintaining a Japanese fan base. "I had older relatives who told me not to come to Japan because of what it did to China during the war," says Li Chun, 19, one of Morning Musume's Chinese additions. "But I told them, music is universal. It doesn't matter where I sing: China or Japan or outer space."