Japanese for Travellers: A Journey Through Modern Japan

2.81 avg rating
( 26 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141018546: Japanese for Travellers: A Journey Through Modern Japan

Can you be a stranger in your own country?

A Japanese-American raised in California, 24-year-old Katie Kitamura returns to Japan to discover the country she left behind.

Travelling across this foreign landscape, she visits middle-class gambling halls, fight stadiums and giant shopping meccas, luxury care homes and cramped apartments housing four generations under a single roof. And she wonders in which version of modern Japan she might have belonged.

Defined by its adventurous youth culture, but with the fastest-ageing population in the world, renowned for its strict social code, but producing the black-comedy violence of the Battle Royale films, the Japan she discovers is an often contradictory land of Godzilla toys and war memorials, of futuristic manga characters and brightly coloured vending machines.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Katie Kitamura was born in 1979 and currently lives in California. Japanese for Travellers is her first book.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Katie M. Kitamura
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141018542 ISBN 13: 9780141018546
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141018542

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
419.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds