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Where does Precarious Japan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Precarious Japan reminded me of being in college and taking a Japanese sociology class.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Hearing about another aspect of Japan that most tourists never see. For example, neglected older people who starve to death in their homes because of the lack of maintaining family ties and absence of conscientious neighbors.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Dark Side
Any additional comments?
This was an interesting book but I'm glad it was not my introduction to Japanese society. As someone who has studied and traveled to Japan, I thought she did a good job presenting the challenges that face a changing society in the 21st century. I recommend this book to anyone who has an academic interest in learning more than the basics about modern Japanese society.
An interesting, well-researched book, albeit incredibly glum. The reader's pronunciation of Japanese words is butchered...even words I was familiar with were hard to recognize, especially when sped up to 1.5x or 2x, so I could have gotten more out of it by reading instead.