Lovesick Japan: Stories of Intimacy from Courts to Keitai (Cell Phone) Novels

May 5, 2009 - May 5, 2009
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Left to right: Dana Goodyear, Kenji Yoshino, and Mark West.

From the hottest cell phone novels to complex legal opinions to international sex surveys, stories of widespread dissatisfaction with romance and intimacy in contemporary Japan abound. Dana Goodyear, poet, journalist and the author of the New Yorker article “I ♥ Novels,” and Mark West, Nippon Life Professor of Japanese Law at the University of Michigan, discuss their latest research into this “crisis of intimacy.”  Read a preview of Mark West’s next book, Love Judges: The Crisis of Intimacy in Japanese Law and Society.

Moderated by Kenji Yoshino, The Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University.

$10 / $8 Japan Society Members / $5 Senior and Students

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  • May 05, 2009 at 6:30 pm