In order for a person to grow, they must put aside their childish ways and embrace the new world. That way, by embracing the new ways; they will learn that the new ways were once the old ways they once resistited. —– Kenkichi Hanada, Japanese news reporter.
October is Worldwide Autism Awareness Month. Hanada the twin brother of Satoshi Taji, creator of GameFreak & Pokemon(Pocket Monsters). Hanada currently resides in Japan.
Seichō suru hito no tame ni wa, karera wa yōchina hōhō o waki ni oki, atarashī sekai o ukeireru hitsuyō ga arimasu. Atarashī hōhō o ukeireru koto de sonoyōni, ; karera wa aratana hōhō wa, ichido, karera wa ichido ni teikō furui hōhōdeatta koto o manabimasu. — — – Keikichi Hanada, Nihon no nyūsurepōtā. 10 Tsuki ni wa, sekai no jiheishō ishiki tsukidearu. Hanadasatoshi taji, gēmufurīku& pokemon no uminooya (pokettomonsutā) no futago no otōto. Hanada wa genzai, Nihon ni sonzai shimasu. Yabutta tame ni iku!
Recently, I visited YouTube Japan. And the subject matter was ‘Who are the Book People of Japan?”
“The Book People of Japan” is a very private club that only Japan’s elite can participate. On the video, a man in a “V mask” spoke of the book club that is not ‘your grandparents’ book club’.
Created in 1968 as a suggestion of Ray Bradbury’s groundbreaking novel Fahrenheit 451 (which was also a movie); The Book People has over 1,000 members in Japan. At a change of heart, the club has lifted the ban on female members and foreigners.
The Book People of Japan is so secretive, that the entire club were in mask or shadow.
The video was a hidden side to the freedom of reading and discussion of books. ‘The book club’ goes beyond the book.
Cooking dishes, field trips, movie viewing and debating is what makes this secretive club a hidden guilty pleasure.
I wanted to learn more about The Book People of Japan.