Review of Japan: Personligt (2003)


Johan Engblom (writer).

Somewhat poorly edited, completely unsourced even in its more dubious statements (like Kodama Yoshio paying for the formation of the LDP), and by the author’s own admission his Japanese is terrible, as evidenced by his repeated spelling of katakana as katagana. Still, it’s clear, entertaining and does a good job exploring the territory between Japanese self-censorship (among other omissions) and scandalous exaggeration.

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