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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-x

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I. Report of Ito Sadohara, Head of Tuna, Uokai, Ltd., to the Ministry of Commerce, Regarding Recent Events in the Domestic Fishing Industry

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pp. 1-58

My first encounter with what has come to be known as “The Tuna Affair” occurred in the early morning hours of 21 April this year, a Thursday, only moments after I received word that my wife, Sato, had collapsed in the frozen foods aisle of her local market and commenced labor. I was sitting at my desk, staring at a framed photograph that had not left its place in a little-used desk drawer for nearly two months, when my secretary, Miss Onazaki Hideo, entered my office for the second time that morning. The photograph, in fact, was a portrait created in...

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II. Monogatari Monogatari

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pp. 59-106

And then one day, while Yoko was out, about a year after we’d begun corresponding with S, a young Japanese arrived carrying a message written very beautifully on thin blue paper, an invitation from the old friend—for me only this time, she said—to play a writing game, like those practiced at the Heian court—a bricolage in English, an impersonation of the Empress, a plagiary perhaps, a network of tricks and...

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III. Backstage

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pp. 107-276

The train from Ueno sat still for a long time at Naka-okachimachi—too long it seemed to him—though he’d just arrived from—

But how would he know any different?

The pair of elderly men—that girl near the door in the little baby’s bonnet—the long-haired, mustached Japanese in a porkpie hat and leather bomber jacket—none of them registered any abnormality in the stoppage—

The electronic display above the door switched from Japanese to...

Note on Sources

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pp. 277-282

Acknowledgments

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pp. 283-285