There's a lot of really interesting books about Japan but it seems they are almost always written in this very off-putting academic jargon nonsense. As this graph demonstrates:
That's why I started doing this series of book reviews! I try to tell you all the important bits of the books while getting rid of the academic jargon.
It's mostly college-level textbooks about subjects which are semi-taboo in Japan.
If you like the book review, of course, please buy the book. Amazon links are included on every page.
#16 : ZAINICHI KOREAN IDENTITY by David Chapman
#15 : THE OTHER JAPAN, by Suzuki and Oiwa
#14 : THE ENIGMA OF JAPANESE POWER
# 13 : A VISION OF EMPIRE by Brij Tankha
#12 : ABSOLUTE EROTIC, ABSOLUTE GROTESQUE by Mark Driscoll
#11 : THE STATE BEARING GIFTS by Brian McVeigh
#10 : SOMETHING by Ian Buruma
(7a = shinto war vocabulary)
(6a = youtube enka)4 comments