Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

AS 221 Modern Japanese Texts
Selections from contemporary writing with emphasis on the social sciences. Reading knowledge of Japanese presupposed. 
AS 236.1
Social & Economic Development in Japan
AS 236.2
Politics & Governance in Japan
AS 236.3
Culture & Society in Japan