Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan
Tuttle Publishing, 1996 - 312 ページ
When nerve gas was dispersed in Tokyo's subway system in March 1995, Japanese and non-Japanese alike were shocked. Wasn't Japan supposed to be an orderly, peaceful, and above all safe society with virtually no crime?
Not so. Mark Schreiber dispels this stereotype with a fascinating book in which he chronicles some of Japan's most astonishing crimes in the half-century since World War II: a bank robbery and murder in which the killings are carried out by poison; the theft of 300 million yen by a man who is able to peacefully convince four bank employees to step outside of their car for a moment; and, of course, the outrageous activities of Japan's most notorious religious group, AUM Supreme Truth.
The social and cultural circumstances attending many of the crimes are equally bizarre, and Schreiber addresses these, as well. Why did Okubo Kiyoshi's rape victims continue meeting him for dates after he violated them? How did Japanese ethics step in, when the evidence didn't stand on its own, to condemn Miura Kazuyoshi for killing his wife? Why did none of the journalists recording the murder of Nagano Kazuo try to intervene to try to save his life?
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Review: Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japanユーザー レビュー - Patrick McCoy - Goodreads
I first learned about Mark Schreiber's book Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan (1996) from the bibliography of David Peace's postwar Tokyo-based crime novel Occupied City. The crime that Peace ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japanユーザー レビュー - Dave Friedman - Goodreads
I commissioned and edited this book as a young editor at Tuttle. レビュー全文を読む
JAT Web: JAT Bulletin 141 December 1996
Author Mark Schreiber spoke at the November 1996 JAT meeting about his experiences in writing his first book "Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan. ...
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His first book, Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan (Yenbooks, 1996) includes accounts of 16 violent crimes committed in Japan after 1945. ...
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Shocking Crimes of Postwar Japan By Mark Schreiber Yen Books, Tokyo; ISBN: 4900737348 312 pages; 1380 yen Long-time Tokyo resident Mark Schreiber, ...
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