This week, we’re going to talk about life in the bubble era by looking at three snapshots of that experience: a movie, a book, and a poem.
A partial translation of The Japan that Can Say No
Tanikawa’s “A Push of a Button” is available in Modern Japan: A History in Documents, edited by James Huffman
From Tampopo. The junior fellow who shows everyone up is at left; the man at right is kicking him under the table.
From Tampopo. I know this is my foremost concern when I eat spaghetti.
A scene from A Taxing Woman’s Return where the bad guys plot over a literal pile of money.
Sony founder Morita Akio.
Ishihara Shintaro today.