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Tokyo: The Changing Profile of an Urban Giant by Roman Cybriwsky (review)

Tokyo: The Changing Profile of an Urban Giant by Roman Cybriwsky (review) Tokyo: The Changing Profile of an Urban Giant Roman Cybriwsky. Macmillan, G.K. Hall, New York, 1991 Reviewed by DAVID H. KORNHAUSER Professor Emeritus of Geography and Asian Studies University of Hawaii, Honolulu 8840 S.W. Bomar Court, Tigard, OR 97223-6821 geographer at Temple University but, despite his claim of meager foreknowledge, learned his lessons well during six years of living and working in Tokyo as head of the Philadelphia school's campus in Japan. In 263 pages, there is enough information about Japan's capital and the world's largest city to allow the more unambitious to absorb vicarious experiences that could almost substitute for the energy and expense of an actual visit. The volume's main purpose is a revelation of the contemporary scene. It also contains a review of Tokyo's history, sociology, PRO FESSO R ROMAN CYBRIWSKY is an urban economics, transportation, city planning, and virtually all important aspects of growth and development. For a self-styled novice in the study of Japanese culture, this is an impressive summary. The large amount of background information and the materials cited in the bibliography are more than adequate to give the reader many tools for a study in greater depth of Tokyo's urban geography. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

Tokyo: The Changing Profile of an Urban Giant by Roman Cybriwsky (review)

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Tokyo: The Changing Profile of an Urban Giant Roman Cybriwsky. Macmillan, G.K. Hall, New York, 1991 Reviewed by DAVID H. KORNHAUSER Professor Emeritus of Geography and Asian Studies University of Hawaii, Honolulu 8840 S.W. Bomar Court, Tigard, OR 97223-6821 geographer at Temple University but, despite his claim of meager foreknowledge, learned his lessons well during six years of living and working in Tokyo as head of the Philadelphia school's campus in Japan. In 263 pages, there is enough information about Japan's capital and the world's largest city to allow the more unambitious to absorb vicarious experiences that could almost substitute for the energy and expense of an actual visit. The volume's main purpose is a revelation of the contemporary scene. It also contains a review of Tokyo's history, sociology, PRO FESSO R ROMAN CYBRIWSKY is an urban economics, transportation, city planning, and virtually all important aspects of growth and development. For a self-styled novice in the study of Japanese culture, this is an impressive summary. The large amount of background information and the materials cited in the bibliography are more than adequate to give the reader many tools for a study in greater depth of Tokyo's urban geography.

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 1992

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