Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Modern Japan Alex Kerr

Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Modern Japan

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Book Title
Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Modern Japan
Author
Alex Kerr
ISBN
9780809039432
A surprising assessment of the failures and successes of modern Japan. In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the many facets of Japan's recent, and chronic, crises -- from the failure of its banks and pension funds to the decline of its once magnificent modern cinema. He is the first to give a full report on the nation's endangered environment -- its seashores lined with concrete, its roads leading to nowhere in the mountains -- as well as its monument frenzy, the destruction of old cities such as Kyoto and construction of drab new ones, and the attendant collapse of its tourist industry. Kerr writes with humor and passion, for passion, he says, is part of the story. Millions of Japanese feel as heartbroken at what is going on as I do. My Japanese friends tell me, 'Please write this -- for us.'Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Alex KerrPublisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3plPublished: 02/10/2002ISBN: 9780809039432Pages: 448Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.20dReview Citations: New York Times 03/24/2002 pg. 20

A surprising assessment of the failures and successes of modern Japan.

In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the many facets of Japan's recent, and chronic, crises -- from the failure of its banks and pension funds to the decline of its once magnificent modern cinema. He is the first to give a full report on the nation's endangered environment -- its seashores lined with concrete, its roads leading to nowhere in the mountains -- as well as its monument frenzy, the destruction of old cities such as Kyoto and construction of drab new ones, and the attendant collapse of its tourist industry. Kerr writes with humor and passion, for passion, he says, is part of the story. Millions of Japanese feel as heartbroken at what is going on as I do. My Japanese friends tell me, 'Please write this -- for us.'

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Alex Kerr
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Published: 02/10/2002
ISBN: 9780809039432
Pages: 448
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times 03/24/2002 pg. 20

A surprising assessment of the failures and successes of modern Japan.

In Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr chronicles the many facets of Japan's recent, and chronic, crises -- from the failure of its banks and pension funds to the decline of its once magnificent modern cinema. He is the first to give a full report on the nation's endangered environment -- its seashores lined with concrete, its roads leading to nowhere in the mountains -- as well as its monument frenzy, the destruction of old cities such as Kyoto and construction of drab new ones, and the attendant collapse of its tourist industry. Kerr writes with humor and passion, for passion, he says, is part of the story. Millions of Japanese feel as heartbroken at what is going on as I do. My Japanese friends tell me, 'Please write this -- for us.'

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Alex Kerr
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Published: 02/10/2002
ISBN: 9780809039432
Pages: 448
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times 03/24/2002 pg. 20