Shalom Japan offers a window into Japanese daily life and culture. The country’s seemingly endless fascination with pornography and the sex clubs that allow audiences to join in with the performers, computerized toilets, the charms of the Oxygen bar, the boundless pleasure of bathing, and the food. It captures the sights, sounds, flavors and customs of a unique and fascinating culture. Writing with warmth, charm, and unflagging humor we are given an intimate and eye-opening look at Japan-past, present and future.
The notable book of the year, the culture she writes about with such good humor – and with so little obvious sensationalism – is right out of Mondo Cane. Amazing
-New York Times Book Review
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