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WRONG ABOUT JAPAN

By: Carey, Peter

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000043922

ISBN: 1400078369

Condition: Good


When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stip ulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weir d stuff. His father said yes. Out of that bargain comes this enchanting tou r of the mansion of Japanese culture, as entered through its garish, bright ly lit back door. Guided-and at times judged-by an ineffably strange boy na med Takashi, the Careys meet manga artists and anime directors, the meticul ous impersonators called "visualists," and solitary, nerdish otaku. Through out, the Booker Prize-winning novelist makes observations th... View more info

THE SUN IN MY EYES (TWO-WHEELING EAST)

By: Dew, Josie

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Sphere: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000037890

ISBN: 0751530182

Condition: Very Good


Following on from the hugely enjoyable A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN, Josie takes us on the second part of her journey through Japan; a country whose keyword is peace, yet spends millions each year on high-tech armament. Josie's tra vels are as fascinating as they are varied; she endures a horrific storm at sea, samples the deadly puffer fish and visits the two cities which will f orever symbolise the horror of war: Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But wherever sh e goes, no matter how remote or industrious the area, Josie encounters the friendly, quirky and unbelievably generous Japanese people, from those w... View more info