Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon


Now Available: Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon–The Book

Posted in Books,J-Pop,J-Rock,Jazz,Music,Putting One Foot in Front of the Other by bourdaghs on the February 20th, 2012


My new book, Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop, has just been published by Columbia University Press. It’s available in paperback through your local neighborhood bookstore, and there’s also a Kindle e-book version. Readers in Japan can order it through www.amazon.co.jp. You can also order it directly from the publisher here.

Stay tuned: I’ll soon be adding a web feature over at www.bourdaghs.com including sound samples and other online resources relevant to the book.

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here’s Kasagi Shizuko (the heroine of chapter one) performing her signature number, “Tokyo Boogie Woogie”:

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