Not only is it enjoyable but it symbolizes how western Japan tried to be. Not necessarily the trasditions and the language but the everyday life style. They want the world to seem like they are a part of the West. The pop kind of life and the rock and roll type of attitude. Although most Americans aren't like that, our mainstream media sure was.
My group has been meeting for a while watching clips and discussing many aspects from globalization to western influence. You can even say downtown Japan is a colony of the US pop culture. The further you drive away from downtown Japan, the less western influence you see. This was a great movie selection. I'm sure Summer Palace was a very interesting movie but Lost in Translation was an amazing replacement.