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Tabloid Tokyo free pdf In Tabloid Tokyo 2, the authors once again plunge into the pages of Japan's amazing weekly magazines to find more great stories that the Japanese are reading with unabashed gusto. Picking articles from the most outrageous new developments in the sex industry to the most poignant social commentary, these media watchers, all long-term residents of the country, creatively translate and add the occasional, insightful commentary to put these "news" items into context. Tabloid Tokyo 2, like its predecessor, offers a unique chance to see an uncensored and unexpurgated view of the quirky corners of Japan rarely covered in the mainstream media. Here are the fads, the fancies, and the foibles of life in Japan, as raw and real as life itself. As a picture of contemporary Japanese society (or at least a large part of it), readers will once again find this a collection that is informative, sometimes shocking . . . but always entertaining. Of the many ways to engage the Japanese, and the brilliant and peculiar society they have built, most involve reading long, long books with many, many footnotes. But the best way - the fastest, the most amusing, the most memorable - is through Tabloid Tokyo and its new sequel Tabloid Tokyo 2. Stephen Hunter, author of The 47th Samurai, latest of the Bob Lee Swagger novels A] zippy collection. . . .Theres a refreshing lack of pandering, with much of the material presented in a straight-faced fashion that heightens its absurdity. PW on Tabloid Tokyo

About Geoff Botting

A newspaper and magazine columnist, translator and author, MARK SCHREIBER has lived in Asia since 1965, and currently makes his home in Tokyo. He is the author of The Dark Side: Infamous Japanese Crimes and Criminals (Kodansha International, 2001). GEOFF BOTTING is a Canadian who has lived in Japan since graduating from the University of Victoria in 1986. He has worked as a journalist for the Mainichi Daily News, the Japan Times, NHK (the national broadcaster), and the Kyodo News Agency. He lives in Tokyo. Australian RYANN CONNELL is the Chief Editor of the Mainichi Daily News, a leading internet source of news about Japan in English. He has lived in Japan for almost twenty years. MICHAEL HOFFMAN, originally from Montreal, Canada, is a freelance writers and translator living in Otaru, Hokkaido. He is the author of four books of fiction, the latest being Nectar Fragments (Authorhouse, 2006). His website is www.michaelhoffman.squarespace.com. MASUO KAMIYAMA is the pseudonym of a Tokyo-based translator who has written for the Mainichi Daily News since 1985.

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Author : Geoff Botting
Publisher : Kodansha International Ltd
Data Published : 30 May 2007
ISBN : 4770030606
EAN : 9784770030603
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 286 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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