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July 9, 2004 10:18 AM   Subscribe

Home is where the heart is. Karl Taro Greenfeld, journalist and author of Speed Tribes, among others, has a nostalgic piece in Time Asia (Aug. '03) recounting his heady youth in Tokyo alongside his thoughts on his ailing Japanese grandmother.
posted by gen (5 comments total)

 
Good Stuff. I turned 21 whilst working a year in Japan and this reminds me of feelings I get when I head back. If I follow a resident friend's lead I still feel like I'm the young guy, but I wander away from the path I start to feel like the lost gaijin. Maybe I always felt that way, time's just put a nice veneer on the past.
posted by Flat Feet Pete at 11:04 AM on July 9, 2004


Nice link. It evoked my own memories of living in the Internet bubble in a place different from where I live now and how that life feels so far away now that I am married, a homeowner and a father.
posted by rks404 at 11:26 AM on July 9, 2004


Thanks, gen -- I enjoyed Speed Tribes, so this is a nice added perspective (of sorts) from the author's life.
posted by armage at 11:40 AM on July 9, 2004


Yes, nice link -- thanks, gen.
posted by scody at 12:26 PM on July 9, 2004


Thanks gen, Karl Taro Greenfield write well about Japan.

Thankfully Tokyo still rocks for me. See you at Maniac Love this Sunday morning :>
posted by dydecker at 12:32 PM on July 9, 2004


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