The Japan Journals: 1947-2004

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Stone Bridge Press, Sep 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 510 pages
"Wonderfully evocative and full of humor, but also honest, introspective, and often poignant."--The New York Times

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Lots of cool details and vignettes from what looks to have been a very fun and rewarding career in Japan. Ritchie's vioce is playful, honest, and engaged. I wish there was more of a consistent arc ... Read full review

The Japan Journals : 1947-2004

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Richie went to Japan in the 1940s as a typist for the American Occupation, but he quickly escaped from the sequestered world of the conquerors. As a live-in outsider, he has reported ever since on ... Read full review

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Donald Richie has been writing about Japan for over 50 years from his base in Tokyo and is the author of over 40 books and hundreds of essays and reviews. He is widely admired for his incisive film studies on Ozu and Kurosawa, and for his stylish and incisive observations on Japanese culture. Leza Lowitz is an award-winning writer and translator, and Director of Sun and Moon Yoga Studio in Tokyo.

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