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Taniguchi Kōichi
  • Taniguchi Kōichi 
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Professor of law at Tokyo Metropolitan University, where he specializes in the philosophy of law. Born in Beppu, Ōita Prefecture, in 1973. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, completed the doctoral program at the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics at the same institution. Did postdoctoral work with a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science prior to assuming his current position. Works include Shoppingu mōru no hōtetsugaku (The Legal Philosophy of Shopping Malls) and Nihon no yoru no kōkyōken, sunakku kenkyū josetsu (Japan’s Nighttime Public Spaces: An Introduction to Snack Bars). Head of the Sunakku Research Society.
Legend of the Night: An Introduction to Japanese Snack Bars2018.09.04

Sunakku, or snack bars, have been fixtures of Japanese nightlife for a half century. Found in various forms in towns and cities across the country, they are generally small drinking establishments that revolve around an older female proprietor known as a mama who provides a comfortable and relaxing environment for patrons to drink and socialize. I have been researching and writing about these uniq…
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