Monday, January 31, 2011


Here is a special message just in from Swarthyface, concerning the problem of muenshakai (society of alienation), a neologism coined recently by NHK which refers to the increasingly rapid disintegration of the network of social relations--a phenomenon Japan is now said to be experiencing. (Others of course may argue that this disintegration has been ongoing since the mid-Meiji period.) At any rate, here is his urgent message:


Anonymous said...

Exactly, how do you have human compassion, empathy, comfort if you have no social relations? Interactions with others are our greatest teachers, resources and experiences. Just one woman's opinion. mum

Carly Imantum said...
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