Originally Posted by That Metal Beastie
So what is rousing applause indicative of? A bit of a cultural paradigm shift in Japan, perhaps?
I think, generally, the Japanese consider themselves a far more disciplined people. They're kinda like the Vulcans of planet Earth. In recent years, it would seem they've loosened up.
Now, I'm trying to remember (this is a tangent of sorts) if this had to do with China or Japan, but back in the 80's the pop duo "WHAM" was going to do a show in one of those countries, but were going to back out when they found out that the audiences they were going to perform for were not going to be allowed to dance in the aisles/seats. They told that government that they would not play there unless their fans were allowed to have fun and dance if they wanted to.