Wednesday, June 04, 2008


What to see, what to do, what to read...

I was looking over the English books available at Kinokuniya Fukuoka yesterday and it occurred to me I could spend an entire lifetime and never finish reading all the texts on Japan; everything has been jotted down, mapped, and stamped with a seal of approval.

And I always see something appealing:

Bar Flower, Lea Jacobson
- an insider's perspective on hostessing in Tokyo

Turning Japanese, David Mura
- a third-generation Japanese raised in Chicago looks for meaning in Nippon

Japanese Higher Education as Myth, Brian J. McVeigh
- why examinations do not equal education

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