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Book on life lessons from 80 years ago captures hearts of today’s youth

  • January 9, 2018
  • , NHK
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NHK’s “Close-up Gendai+” reported on the book “Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru ka?” (How Do You Live?), which was written by Genzaburo Yoshino 80 years ago. The story revolves around a second year junior high school student, Copel, who under the guidance of his uncle learns how to think for himself about such issues as bullying, poverty, social disparity, courage, and education. The program said that although it was written 80 years ago, the book is capturing the hearts of many young people today.

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