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ISBN 9784805313039
Weight 0.5
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 9.2000
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 8.9000
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 0.6000
Language English

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Nicholas Bornoff, who has died of cancer aged 61, was probably more intimately acquainted with the peculiar world of Japanese strip and sex parlours than any other westerner alive, with one possible exception: the American professor of Japanese literature and translator of The Tale of Genji, Edward Seidensticker. These fellow aficionados of Tokyo low-life would often peer at one another across a variety of revolving stages upon which God knows what was taking place. When finally they were properly introduced, on the premises of the utterly respectable Tokyo foreign correspondents' club, Seidensticker murmured: "I believe we have certain interests in common."

For Nick, sexual life in Japan was more than an interest. It was a passion he pursued with the tenacity of a sleuth and the seriousness of a scholar. Far from being a mere expatriate bon vivant, he made the subject into his life's work, and produced a detailed study, Pink Samurai: Love, Marriage and Sex in Contemporary Japan (1991).


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Nick also wrote on a variety of other subjects, mostly related to Japan. In the late 1970s and early 80s, he was the film reviewer for the English-language Japan Times. In 2000 he wrote an excellent guide to Japan's towns and villages for National Geographic's Traveler series. And in 2002 he produced Things Japanese, a fine text to accompany photographs by Michael Freeman.

Japan has often served as a refuge for westerners with a restl...

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