Japan Kitsch The Rose Bowl swap meet is the biggest in the country for Japanese buyers of kitschy Americana. There's a big market for American souvenirs in Japan, and buyers can make three to five times what the item costs in the United States. Patrick Hirsch reports from Los Angeles.
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The Rose Bowl swap meet is the biggest in the country for Japanese buyers of kitschy Americana. There's a big market for American souvenirs in Japan, and buyers can make three to five times what the item costs in the United States. Patrick Hirsch reports from Los Angeles.