Strange But True Stories from Japan

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Tuttle Publishing, 1999 - Social Science - 256 pages
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This collection of bizarre and fascinating true tales from Japan includes the infamous story of the woman who strangled and emasculated her lover - the basis for the classic film In the Realm of the Senses. These and other amazing tales are sure to startle even the most jaded of readers.

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User Review  - Dennis - Goodreads

An even more accurate title for this book would be Strange but True and Mostly Uninteresting Stories from Japan. Seward's writing is bone-dry and utterly humorless, lacking even a hint of charm, wit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alwyn - Goodreads

Fascinating! A must read if you love all things Japan.....and even if you don't. Read full review


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Americans Serving Time in Japanese Prisons
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About the author (1999)

Jack Seward has written forty-four books on Japan in both English and Japanese, including three Charles E. Tuttle titles--Outrageous Japanese (1991), Hari-Kiri (1968), and Cave of the Chinese Skeletons (1964)--and his best-known work, The Japanese (William Morrow, 1972). He studied Japanese at the US Army language school at the University of Michigan. He was sent to Japan during the Occupation as an army officer and later served as a CIA agent. He remained in Japan for twenty-five years as a businessman and writer. Seward is a regular contributor to Nichibei Journal and Tokyo Weekender, and he lives in Houston, TX.

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