Japan Scholar Gained Outsider's Perspective



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Melissa Block talks to Markus Nornes, professor of Asian cinema at the University of Michigan, about Donald Richie, who died Tuesday in Tokyo at 88. The prominent American critic and writer on Japan helped introduce much of the English-speaking world to the golden age of Japanese cinema in 1959 and recounted his expatriate life there spanning seven decades.

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