1968 Ashai Shimbun: This is Japan number Fifteen
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, With Slipcase
The first edition of this issue, being volume fifteen in the This is Japan series of glossy and large format annual in English, published between 1954 and 1971, presenting the vitality of Japanese culture.
Asahi Shimbun is one of the four largest newspapers in Japan, as well as one of the oldest in Japan and Asia, founded in 1879 by the Murayama and Ueno families. It is known for its liberal and progressive news.
In the early twenty first century, its daily circulation was one of the largest newspapers in the world with over six million subscribers, after the Yomiuri Shimbun.
This is number fifteen in the series, edited by Yuichiro Matsushima, 1968.
Written by authors such as Katsuo Tsushima, Lin Yutang, Ralph Hewins, Gyosai Tamura, and others.
The role of fish in the Japanese economy, menu, and culture earns a special report, "Fishes of the River, Fishes of the Sea;" So do the "Four Countries of Shikoku Island" visited by four foreign authors.
Illustrated with numerous colour and monochrome advertisements and illustrations. In the original slipcase.
In the original publisher's illustrated wraps. Externally excellent with only minor shelf wear and a faint sunning to the spine. The slipcase is also lovely with minor shelf wear only and some minor marking to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with numerous colour and monochrome advertisements and illustrations.
Very Good Indeed
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