Liao Baming
  • Liao Baming 
  • By this author: 1 Latest posted: 2014.06.25
Japan-based freelance writer and specialist in Chinese media. Born in Chengdu, China in 1958. Graduated from Luoyang University in 1982 with a degree in Japanese literature. Worked as a translator in the telecommunications and science arenas and as a writer for Jinmin Chūgoku (People’s China), a monthly Japanese-language magazine released by the China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration. Came to Japan in 1993 to study at the University of Tokyo; from 1996 taught at institutions including Shibaura Institute of Technology and Nit-Chū Gakuin. Author of several books, including (as coauthor) Ten’anmon moyu—Gekidō no Pekin genchi hōkoku (Tiananmen Is Burning: Ground Reports of Unrest in Beijing.)
Of Culture Shock and “Shokunin” Culture2014.06.25

A few years ago, while enjoying a Sunday stroll around Tokyo with a friend and his colleague—both of whom were in Japan on business—the three of us dropped in on a restaurant in Ueno for a sushi lunch. It was the first time either of my companions had visited Japan and their first experience of such serving methods, so I explained how they should take what caught their eye from the dishes that pas…

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