Japanese for Travellers: A Journey


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Katie Kitamura is speeding across Japan on a train to Osaka to visit her parents. The landscape and the journey evoke everything from her distant childhood memories to the tumultuous years in the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing. As she tries to reconcile the vibrancy of Japan's contemporary pop culture with the unrecounted trauma of its past, she also struggles to determine how she belongs in a country where, as a Japanese-American, she is at once an insider and an outsider. Spanning three generations of life in post-war ...

Japanese for Travellers: A Journey 2006, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780241142899