Thu 23 Aug 11:00 - 12:00
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.