'A Japanese Mirror is what the tourist who wants to see the real Japan - "through the looking glass" - should pack in his flight-bag.' TLS
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College in New York State. His previous books include God's Dust, The Wages of Guilt, Anglomania and Murder in Amsterdam, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Current Interest Book and was shortlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize. He was the recipient of the 2008 Shorenstein Journalism Award, which honoured him for his distinguished body of work, and the 2008 Erasmus Prize.