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Yukio Mishima, of Love and Death
21 Aug 2008 // 6:00 PM
Death and sex were verboten, and Mishima took it upon himself to be a virtuosic provocateur; part passionate expressive modernist, part fervent traditionalist.
Selling Japan: How Much Is a Nation's Culture Worth?
2 Feb 2014 // 9:30 PM
Via the billion-dollar Cool Japan Fund Inc, Japan is aiming to become one of the world's dominant culture forces. But can a national culture be commodified so easily?
The Stories In 'Acts of Worship' Feel Like Practice Runs for Better Things to Come
25 Jul 2010 // 4:59 PM
This is an erratic arrangement of tales that merely offers glimpses into Yukio Mishima’s later greatness as a novelist.
'Forbidden Colors' Shades of Conformity, Manipulation, Shallowness, Infidelity and Revenge
21 Sep 2010 // 6:00 AM
The characters throughout are, for the most part, miserable, with the gay characters the most miserable of all.