I think that its interesting that it was popular in your country becuase it was American. Did they try to make the Barbie culturally accurate to Japanese people? Does Barbie really represent American women accuratly? I dont know many women that look like Barbie and have that awesome of a body. I think that goes into what we learned in weeks previous with little girls being told at a very young age that this is what they were supposed to look like. Did it have the same affect in Japan? Did little girls grow up wanting to look like the American looking barbie?