Encyclopedia of Japanese pop culture by Mark Schilling

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Published by Weatherhill in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Japan,
  • Japan.

Subjects:

  • Popular culture -- Japan.,
  • Japan -- Civilization -- 1945-

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-329) and index.

Book details

Other titlesJapanese pop culture
Statementby Mark Schilling.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS822.5 .S3 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination343 p. :
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL658522M
ISBN 100834803801
LC Control Number97003728

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