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Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr takes us on a backstage tour, as he explores the ritualized world of Kabuki, retraces his initiation into Tokyo's boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, tells how he stumbled on a hidden valley that became his home...and exposes the environmental and cultural destruction that is the other face of contemporary Japan.

Winner of Japan's 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize.

Synopsis:

Drawing on the author's personal experiences of Japan over a period of over 30 years, this book takes its readers on a backstage tour, exploring different facets of the author's involvement with the country. The Japanese edition of this book was awarded the 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize.

Synopsis:

Kerr takes readers on a revealing backstage tour of an intriguing country. As he recounts his personal experiences of Japan over 30 years, the author warns that much of value is being lost under a tide of change--a message that has found widespread support among Japanese readers. Simultaneously a foreigner and an insider, Kerr brings a unique perspective to writing about contemporary Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780864423702
Author:
Kerr, Alex
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ;
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Japan Description and travel.
Edition Description:
Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Series Volume:
104-231
Publication Date:
19960401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » General
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Product details 276 pages Lonely Planet Publications - English 9780864423702 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Drawing on the author's personal experiences of Japan over a period of over 30 years, this book takes its readers on a backstage tour, exploring different facets of the author's involvement with the country. The Japanese edition of this book was awarded the 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize.
"Synopsis" by , Kerr takes readers on a revealing backstage tour of an intriguing country. As he recounts his personal experiences of Japan over 30 years, the author warns that much of value is being lost under a tide of change--a message that has found widespread support among Japanese readers. Simultaneously a foreigner and an insider, Kerr brings a unique perspective to writing about contemporary Japan.
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