Thursday, June 17

“Oshin”: the Japanese TV series that became a worldwide phenomenon

Singaporean fan Kit Ow with a dvd of

Singaporean fan Kit Ow, who shows a DVD of “Oshin”, believes the series helped reverse anti-Japanese sentiments in her country.

A little Japanese girl trudges through a snowstorm to get home. Many people around the world remember this iconic television scene from the 1980s.

It was part of the drama “Oshin”, which was a success not only in its home country, Japan, but also in more than 60 countries.

Long before the advent of Korean dramas and movies like Crazy Rich Asians, was a rare and unprecedented phenomenon: an Asian global hit.

Many loved the story of Oshin, a girl who grew up in extreme poverty in rural Japan at the beginning of the 20th century.

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