Visitors to the Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo enjoy the view. Photo: AFP
Visitors to the Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo enjoy the view. Photo: AFP
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Tokyo Junkie: Robert Whiting’s eyewitness account of how Japan’s capital has changed in the past six decades

  • Robert Whiting’s personal narrative of life in Tokyo offers a compelling study of the society in with which he has thrown his lot
  • He approaches many topics, among them salarymen, the yakuza, nightlife and the world of Japanese sports

Visitors to the Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo enjoy the view. Photo: AFP
Visitors to the Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo enjoy the view. Photo: AFP
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