In this paper, I refer to globalization as a rapid increase in the movement of people, capital, information, technology, skills, symbols, images, knowledge, and commodities across national borders. Globalization also entails a reduction of the barriers to this global flow. In response to globalization, national boundaries are gradually weakening, and reproductions of the economy, society, and culture of individual nations or localities can now be understood only in a global context. This also means the eventual homogenization of worldwide consumption and culture. The development of communication technology including the Internet, the recent surge in transnational corporations, and the expansion of global cultural elements have also restructured time and space.