Synopses & Reviews
Japanese Street Slang
is the first and only exposé of the rough and ready, raw and down-dirty street language as it is used in Japan today. Here's how they really speak: The hustlers and high rollers, the teens and Tokyo yuppies, the gangsters and their ladies of the night. Witty mini-essays trace the fascinating origins of many expressions and the rollicking example sentences reveal just how and where they may be heard.
WARNING: Many of the expressions featured in this book are extremely potent. Beware of using them inadvertently—mass panic might ensue.
About the Author
Peter Constantine is the author of Japan’s Sex Trade and Japanese Slang Uncensored. He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann and the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov. He has also translated works by Isaac Babel, Machiavelli, Gogol, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky.