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Ian Buruma – Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh

August 23, 2018

11am

A YOUNG MAN IN JAPAN

When the young Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo in 1975 he found a feverish metropolis, immersing himself in the city’s underground culture scene. Today, as an award-winning author and editor of the New York Review of Books, Buruma discusses that time and how, as an outsider unattached to the cultural burdens placed on the Japanese, it was a place to be truly free. He recounts it all in A Tokyo Romance, his unflinching and engrossing memoir. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

 

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5a Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR