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Posted June 1, 2002
.. yeah BG. The back cover reads:
Only fifteen years ago, Japan was the world's model for modern capitialism; today, its economy lies in ruins, its environment is in grave danger, and its culture is profoundly, chronically sick. In this incisive, deeply personal book, Alex Kerr, a longtime resident and student of Japan, explores the roots of this dicline. He offers no easy answers, but argues that as Japan has emerged from isolation and asserted itself as one of the world's most powerful nations, much of what it holds dear in its culture and in its very landsc ape has been torn apart and ravaged. He leads us past garish comics and Pokemon gizmos to seashores lined with concrete, showing us in the process that this most ancient and most modern of nations is faced with a new challenge: how to find a way home.
quote from back:
" Provacative. . . Dogs and Demons is a product of tough love. Instead of simply dismissing the book as a condemnation of their society, as many will, Japanese readers might do well to examine its many valid criticisms and take them as a powerful exhortation to chart a new course." - Andrew Nagorski, NEWSWEEK
it was a great read. i've been living here for a few years and I really never thought twice about their society. this really opened my mind and eyes about Japan
give it a read and tell me what you think
Posted May 31, 2002
Dogs and Demons: Tales From the Dark Side of Japan... by Alex Kerr
Posted May 26, 2002
Posted May 24, 2002
What English Channels are available w/ Sky Perfect?
in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountry
Posted April 28, 2002
single American living in Shonan area
Posted April 25, 2002
okay. i'm in
board:Type A Jim Moran 159 Pro Model
bindings rake F-60
boots C Premiers
outerwear:Ecko Function snow-wear
gloves:Kombi and on hot days Fuel
Posted March 21, 2002
From a foreigners perspective, what's "real" Japan?
Posted March 20, 2002
Has snowboarding reached it's peak? Or wiill it fade out for awhile like skateboarding did from the late eighties to the mid ninties?
Posted March 14, 2002
Posted March 6, 2002
thanks. I surf , skateboard, swim at the beach
Posted March 3, 2002
i like Shaun White's style... he's got some major flow goin' on
Posted March 1, 2002
my Japanese is terrible
Posted February 26, 2002
That's one of the reasons I stick to the pipe on some days. No waiting in long lift lines, no long lift rides, no crowds on the slope, just a short hike up along the deck of the pipe and your ready to go.
Posted February 25, 2002
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