By Tadao Ichikawa
This booklet is a set of true-to-life essays which deals the reader a variety of how you can view the socio-cultural country of the fashionable international as noticeable during the eyes of the writer — a just a little cynical yet moral jap professor. via trips in quite a few cultures, those tales holiday various stereotypes, from the failure of upper schooling in Japan to the mysteries of utilizing quite a few varieties of bathrooms in Mediterranean Europe. the writer narrates short encounters with all points of society, from radical scholars to conservative academicians, from old-style road retailers to trendy company humans, from executive corporations to self sufficient artists. those tales additionally comprise classes which, the writer believes, humans and society as a complete can and will research from such encounters. The episodes spotlight what's quickly being misplaced throughout cultures in an period of globalization and the shrinking variety of changes that when made each tradition autonomous of the others.The ebook will captivate those that take pleasure in seeing another's view of the realm, staring at many distinctive ‘windows’ from which to view international swap on a private point. additionally of curiosity would be the cynical yet moral overview of the way forward for eastern universities that have misplaced their academic ideas at this severe time of survival, and the impending IT society.