Saturday, March 04, 2006

Japan & Cultural Homogeneity

Welcome contribution from a classfellow:
I just thought i'd share this book with you, although you may already know of it / have read it. It's called The Cape: and other stories from the Japanese ghetto by Nakagami Kenji . I had already bought it when we had our visit from Koizumi Maya, but I was reminded of it when she was talking about the racial purity in Japan. It's written by a man from the burakumin minority, someone who does not fit into the homogeneous nature of the Japanese.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Burakumin, that made me think of Japanese history! The prof was talking about how they're still sort of discriminated.
wow two classes related to each other; that's very pleasant