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Planet Tokyo
Planet Tokyo reveals Tokyo life of the late 20th century from the perspective of a Romanian student attending the most prestigious university in Tokyo while living with a Japanese family. This Japan is less about samurais and geishas and more about drugs, alcohol, prejudice against foreigners, the gai-jin, mental institutions, as the author fearlessly deconstructs the facade both of Tokyo and herself. Aquainted with alcohol, yakuza members and hos...