A Japanese Mirror by Ian Buruma
Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture

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The result is not a definitive portrait of a people, but a fascinating snapshot.
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A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
 

About Ian Buruma

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Ian Buruma was born in the Netherlands. He studied Chinese literature in Leyden, and Japanese cinema in Tokyo. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He lives in London.
 
Published January 1, 1985 by Penguin Books. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.
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Reviewed by Ian Pindar on Aug 14 2012

The result is not a definitive portrait of a people, but a fascinating snapshot.

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