Kobe beef is great, good food is always a plus for me. There doesn't look like a lot of originality in a lot of anime, most characters looks like precious moment dolls (see link below). Japan makes good quality musical instruments... so like Germany, they take pride in creating quality products... while from China we get plenty of products that I'm amazed even went through production lines. I have to say that I don't like the content of most anime... it heavily focuses on the occult, and my generation in America was raised a lot on anime, and the kids these days are more into moral ambiguity, the occult, sexual perversity...etc... I can't say that I like all forms of cultural exchange, though I do realize that American contributions to a lot of other cultures has been rap music - so for that I'm sorry on behalf of what my country puts out.