Tokyo Confidential: Titillating Tales From Japan's Wild Weeklies

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9784915645198: Tokyo Confidential: Titillating Tales From Japan's Wild Weeklies

Tokyo Confidential collects over 100 of the most irreverent and controversial stories toemerge from Japan's weeklies over the past decade, as adapted from the original Japanese. The result is a hair-raising ride--and a forceful reminder that there is more to Japan than Mt. Fuji, Zen gardens, cherry blossoms and a tarnished economic miracle. Tokyo Confidential is a sociology textbook, supermarket tabloid and adventure comic, all wrapped into one.

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The editor/coauthor is an American who makes his home in Tokyo. He has worked as a free-lance journalist and translator, as well as in such fields as retailing, advertising, and market research. He is author of "Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan" (Yen Books, 1996) and "The Dark Side: Infamous Japanese Crimes and Criminals" (Kodansha International, 2001)

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Chronicling the post-bubble years, "Tokyo Confidential" is a showcase of the best of the weeklies' tabloid-style investigative reporting. -- Daily Yomiuri, July 29, 2001

Funny, juicy and highly instructive, the stories are a great guilty pleasure--just like the weeklies themselves. -- The East magazine, May 2001

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