Japan Dreams: Notes from an Unreal Country Paperback – 15 Mar 2016
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About the Author
Mark Peters was born in Sydney in 1957 and has travelled to over forty countries. He has worked as a painter, musician, entrepreneur, businessman, consultant, designer, and researcher in artificial intelligence. He visited Japan many times over several years, and has travelled to all parts of the country. He speaks enough Japanese to significantly increase confusion.
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Whereas many books look at and comment on either 'Japan' or 'the Japanese', Peters interprets the country through the personal relationships which he forms with the Japanese people who he meets. Of necessity, this approach is at the same time both more idiosyncratic and more revealing than the rather impersonal technique of the more standard texts which I have read. The ending is both abrupt and intriguing, and I was left wondering 'why?, perhaps a sequel might tell us.
If you have an interest in understanding something of Japan, through the Japanese people, then you should read this book, both for what it says, and for the context which it provides.