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Confucius lives next door: what living in the East teaches by T.R. Reid

By T.R. Reid

T.R. Reid and his relatives dwell in Tokyo, Japan for a number of years within the early Nineties. a superb creation to the East Asian aspect of view.

“Written with grace, wisdom and humor, [Reid’s] ebook is a sympathetic Baedeker to the japanese lifestyle. it truly is worth examining for that. now not many foreigners were in a position to slot in so good with their neighbors.” —The ny occasions e-book Review
“Whether he’s untangling the language, or explicating at the ironclad hierarchies of accountability and legal responsibility, Reid writes with readability and substantial wit. His personality sketches are gemstones, and his ancient experience of items is proficient and thought-provoking.… Confucius Lives round the corner … is a full of life booklet packed with colour, ask yourself and richly deserved wisdom.” —The Greensboro information & Record
“A enjoyable and invaluable learn … an asset for someone touring to the region.” —The Washington Times
“Striking a pleasant stability among edification and leisure, Reid mixes records and ancient examine with day by day stories of acquaintances, university existence and joining-the-corporation ceremonies to offer his thesis of Confucianism as code and context.… A penetrating mixture of anecdote and analysis.” —San Jose Mercury information

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My American friend Elisabeth Bumiller told me once that she could understand perfectly why it was Japanese and Korean electronic firms that developed—and made a global fortune on—home fax machines, even though the basic technology was invented in the United States. ” But the most remarkable thing about our street, about our whole neighborhood—and, indeed, about nearly every other residential neighborhood in Tokyo—was the plain ugliness of the place. Over time, we would find that our neighborhood was overflowing with quirkiness, kindness, civility, and a not inconsiderable charm.

So the builders hoisted a long, long needle of stainless steel— 241 feet long, to be precise—atop each building. 9 meters). This passed the Sears Tower by only ten yards, but that was enough to get an Asian building in the record book (which is maintained by an outfit called the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat at Lehigh University). Of course, one of the two towers has been just about completely vacant since it opened, and the whole complex has been a bath of red ink as a real estate project.

You can be rude to people in Japanese, but it’s not natural; politeness is built into the language. From morn to midnight, just about every conversation in Japan is draped in a heavy blanket of obeisance and courtesy. This, in turn, maintains a basic level of decency in human contact. I used to get up early enough some mornings to see the young woman on the bicycle bringing our morning paper; she would say to me, in a perfectly easy and natural tone, “Good morning, honorable customer! Thank you, thank you for reading our humble paper in the midst of your busy schedule.

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