Tabloid Tokyo: 101 Tales of Sex, Crime and the Bizarre from Japan's Wild Weeklies

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A peek at the "real" Japan through the lens of its raucous weekly magazines. From "Strip Diplomacy Breaks North Korean Ice" to "Moms Mistake Kids for Pets" and "Panty-Gazing Research Revealed," Tabloid Tokyo offers a rare glimpse at the seamier side of Japanese culture lurking beneath the calm and dignified surface. For the last four years, the authors have mined the pages of a wide variety of Japan's weekly magazines, selecting the quirkiest, most off-beat, outrageous and intriguing stories to discuss in columns ...