Lost Japan

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Lonely Planet Publications, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
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Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr takes us on a backstage tour, as he explores the ritualized world of Kabuki, retraces his initiation into Tokyo's boardrooms during the heady Bubble Years, tells how he stumbled on a hidden valley that became his home...and exposes the environmental and cultural destruction that is the other face of contemporary Japan.
Winner of Japan's 1994 Shincho Gakugei Literature Prize.

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somewhat dated work on living in Japan (1970s and 80s) Read full review

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“Lost Japan” was a book I read many years ago when I was first getting into travel narratives. I was entranced by it. Having just finished it again, many years later, I understand why it has always ... Read full review


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Alex Kerr, educated at Yale, Oxford, and Keio Universities, is the author of many monographs and articles in both Japanese and English. His last book, Lost Japan, was the first by a foreigner to win the Shincho Literary Prize for nonfiction. He now lives in Bangkok.

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