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ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE KEY WORDS FOR UNDERSTANDING JAPAN (Nippon o Shiru Hyakugosho). Tokyo: Corona Books/Heibonsha, 2001, bilingual (Japanese/English) edition. 328 pp. 205 plates, color, b/w. 2000 yen.

This country has an abiding faith in the power of understanding. If we just understood each other, our differences would disappear and this uncomprehending world could become one.

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