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Roger Dahl's Comic Japan
Author: Roger Dahl

ISBN: 9784805313374
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 2 February 2015
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 20.3 x 1.0
Description:
Roger Dahl's Comic Japan is a collection of the best of the Zero Gravity cartoon strip, a popular feature of Japan's leading English-language daily newspaper The Japan Times since 1991.

The strip stars Larry and Lily, a young American couple working as English teachers in Tokyo, who never manage to fully integrate into Japanese society. Rounding out the strip's ensemble cast is the three-generational Koyama family, with whom Larry and Lily share friendship and regular misunderstanding. There is plenty of miscommunication between the Japanese characters as well.

Zero Gravity takes a whimsical approach to the meeting of cultures. The primary focus is on the humorous misunderstandings between East and West, but nearly as often it explores the quirky dynamics of changing relationships between generations and subgroups within Japan. Though the strip is certainly an exploration of colliding cultures, it is primarily a story about characters who have a good deal of affection for one another.

The book contains eight chapters covering various aspects of Larry and Lily's life in Japan. Each chapte...

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