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“A rumor spread here in the US that it was about masterbation, and that the “turning Japanese” was a reference to the facial expression made at the moment of climax. At the time the band did little to dispel the rumors… they were no doubt happy to get the press. What can be safely said is that the song was yet another example of the early ’80s western world’s fascination with Japan, a fascination shared by such contemporaries as the Cure (Japanese Whispers), Styx (Mr. Roboto), Alphaville (Big In Japan), and of course the bands Japan and Big In Japan. “

I guess it was the start of what is now lovingly deemed as “yello fever”. Muwahah…

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