Introducing Japan
Donald Richie
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Introducing Japan

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Historical, geographical, cultural and economic facts complement colour photographs to create an introduction to Japan.
Fifth Printing 1988, 72 pages
Published January 1978 by Kodansha International Ltd.
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Jason Keenan
A fun read. Like a time machine glimpse into 1980s Japan it's a quick survey of history, cities, and culture of Japan. No need to chase this one down but worth picking up if you see it.
- loan from TKChua 2010Nov.
- wonderful mid-old foto of Japan.
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Donald Richie is an American-born author who has written about the Japanese people and Japanese cinema. Although he considers himself only a writer, Richie has directed many experimental films, the first when he was 17. Although Richie speaks Japanese fluently, he can neither read nor write it.

During World War II, he served aboard Liberty ships as a purser and medical officer. By then he had alrea...more
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