JAPAN: The Rising Sun Tribe

Fifteen years after Pearl Harbor, Japan's new younger generation is tall (a statistical two centimeters taller than their elders), tempestuous and troubled. Like the pale young Parisians maundering in existentialism when the tide of war ebbed from the Left Bank, like the Teddy Boys of postwar London posturing on street corners in their shabby pseudo-Edwardian finery like pathetic barnyard roosters, like the slack-jawed worshipers of Elvis Presley and their spiritual ancestors in the U.S., the hootch-swilling hellions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920s, the truants of Japan have no place to run but...

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