Judging by his back cover photo, he probably bicycles to work, shops organic and his “omiyage (coming-home gift)” of choice on the occasions he returns to Japan are packets of Stumptown coffee.
Nice guy, really and most likely an ace political scientist, which is his special field.
なぜ日本にはいい男がいないのか 21の理由) So I picked it up, said yes to writing the review and then the truth sank in: never mind the sucking Japanese men, the book itself is a D. 2) He’s probably a he and not a she, so what does he know about how men suck?
(Dead On Arrival) Anything with “21” in the title tells you most of what you need to know about the author, starting with such fundamentals as: 1) He’s probably between 45 and 60 and a lot of his ideas are stuck in the 20th century.
Look at the examples of Ginza bar hostesses.” In short, huge chunks of the book are not devoted to analyzing the problems proffered by the title, but given over to entitled, chauvinistic statements urging women to go out there and make themselves available. Morikawa does make a sound observation, albeit not a very helpful one: that 10,000 years ago in the Jomon Period, Japanese couples got married at 14, had their first child at 15 and died off at 30.
Even in the Edo Period, it was a huge deal if people lived past 45.
The big problem with “21 Reasons…” is that, like a true Show-era “ojisan (uncle)” Mr.
So if a woman had a blind date every single day for 14 years after her 20th birthday, she would be hitting the jackpot sometime after age 34? The overall tone of “21 Reasons…” is pitched somewhere between midly condescending and mildly concerned – which could get intensely annoying after page 10.
While professing to admonish the men by pulling his main conclusions exclusively from interviews with Japanese women locked in various stages of disappointment and frustration, Mr.
“It’s impossible to keep loving the same man for so long,” he sighs. Kaori Shoji writes about movies and movie-makers for The Japan Times and is also a writer for the International Herald Tribune and other publications.
Well known for her sharp wit, some have likened her to “the Dorothy Parker of Japan.
If we had all pulled ourselves together before the arrival of the um, century 21, we wouldn’t be floating around in this mess of 21 reasons. D in political science, graudate from Waseda University and post graduate stints at prestigious US universities etc.).