Japan: a closer view

Japan: a closer view

“The grey sprawl of Tokyo was an intimidating version of the future, not yours or mine, but our children’s.” This is how acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux opens Ghost Train to the Eastern Star (2008). In Sophia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003), the film many foreign visitors associate most with Tokyo, it is shown as a cipher, a weird, quirky or inaccessible backdrop used to […]

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