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Articles tagged "Plastic Surgery In Japan"

The Real, the Familiar: An Introduction

Tokyo was unnervingly cool and pleasant early in July. The rainy season had only just begun, and yet, after a single, massive, unseasonal typhoon, there was no rain for at least a week. The peculiarity of the weather perfectly complemented the surreal, uncanny tenor of the fiction in our July issue of Words without Borders—the first part of a special double issue of Japanese fiction designed to resonate, as I suggested then, with the mood in Japan in the wake of the catastrophe...
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