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Mon, 24 Mar 2008

Tokyo

Crowell, Morimura, Tokyo: city on the edge, Asia 2000

Possibly not in print anymore but an interesting wander through various aspects of Tokyo and the Japanese from a slightly jaded viewpoint.

The book actually starts out by discussing disasters - great fires and earthquakes and the subway terrorist attack and then goes on to look at everything from super-organised dating, to eating and art. Well, that will be that 'edge' thing.

It's quite a slim book so sometimes it feels a bit like a list but there are, nevertheless, quite a few interesting snippets that you won't find elsewhere, for those interested in Tokyo.

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