Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle’s Restaurant Critic, on Food, Fusion, and What’s Often Lost in Translation
“Dealing with someone else’s culture, someone else’s media, and trying to Americanize it is something I can’t understand.”
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But depending on who was handling the localization, it could go horrifically awry, such as one game proclaiming, “A Winner is You!” or butchering the names and genders of original characters.
Noah Cho teaches middle-school English in the San Francisco Bay Area. His writing has appeared on NPR's CodeSwitch, Shondaland, The Atlantic, and The Toast. He spends most of his free time going on hikes with and taking photos of his doggo, Porkchop. Find him on Twitter @noahreservation and Instagram @noahreservations
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