gears of war 2

Are Foreign Games Losing Their Stigma In Japan?

Are Foreign Games Losing Their Stigma In Japan?

For decades, the term “youge” (洋ゲー) or “Western game” was pejorative. In Japanese, “you” (洋) is used to denote Western things, whether that be “Western music” (洋楽) or “Western clothes” (洋服). These words are not pejorative—not like youge has been.