Is this the first great Tokyo novel by a non-Japanese writer?

Sep 24, 2016

Is this the first great Tokyo novel by a non-Japanese writer?

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Non-Japanese have written great books about Japan. Almost all of these masterpieces are nonfiction: essays, memoirs, monographs, histories, travel books. One might place, for example, Alan Booth’s “The Roads to Sata,” Donald Richie’s “Ozu,” Edward Seidensticker’s “Genji Days,” and Nicolas Bouvier’s “The Japanese Chronicles” ...