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Tokyo’s Glitterati

Monday, March 31, 2008

Find out about the cultural elite of Tokyo – its writers, artists, and movie stars. John Nathan has lived in Japan on-and-off since 1961. His new memoir is Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere .

Event: John Nathan will be speaking and signing books
Monday, March 31 at 6:30 pm
Japan Society
333 East 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
To purchase tickets, call (212) 715-1258 or go here.

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John Nathan
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Comments [6]

jj

Could be that he's interested in Jewishness charles kennedy... if you don't approve feel free to get your own show.

Mar. 31 2008 03:16 PM
emily Harley from 1694 11th Ave ,Brooklyn,NY 11218

how can I get a copy of the interview with John Nathan? I would like my son who lives in Tokyo and is making his living translating Art books into English and subtitling film documentaries to hear it.

Mar. 31 2008 02:16 PM
charles kennedy

would you ask what a gentile was doing in Japan? Or a Baptist? Or a Swede? No it would never be a question. Your Jewish bias is soooo tacking and unimportant. Would you,could you exist if you didn't emphasize Jewishness every day in every way? Do you call attention to others' religion or "race" with anywhere near the frequentcy you do with Jews? With all due respect why is this conatantly necessary? Why does Jewishness color a subject or a person when other labels don't?

Mar. 31 2008 01:58 PM
Arron from NYC

As I listened to this interview I was just waiting for the part where he marries a Japanese woman (eyeroll). In almost all the stories and book I've read about "cross cultural explorations" between the west and Asian it involves a western man marrying an Asian woman. Snow falling on Cedars, West Lake, Iron and Silk, Paul Theroux's little thing in Playboy where he write that every (white) man should have a Chinese wife. ect. ect. ect. It seems that many many many western men get interested in Asia because of a connection with Asian women. And scholars are not exempt. It did not surprise me that Jonathan Spence has a Chinese wife. And for that matter how many Asia scholars in the west do you know of that are white women? The only single exception I know of is Judith Shapiro and Son of the Revolution

Mar. 31 2008 01:48 PM
me from nyc

In Praise of Shadows

Mar. 31 2008 01:47 PM
Paul from brooklyn

Can you please tell me the name of the book Mr. Nathan referenced about Japanese aesthetic keeping things in the dark?

Thank you.

Paul

Mar. 31 2008 01:41 PM

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