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to be in charge
Kanji 1288

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Synopsis

From the head of the haiku society to Prime Minister Abe, 宰 enables you to talk about the person in charge. By reading about 宰 in this essay, you'll also learn about an ancient, powerful organization that shaped Japanese culture, a great man who ran Japan after the war, and a fascinating writer whose personal life was such a mess that it'll make you feel good about yours!

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The writer Osamu Dazai plays a large part in this essay. In autumn 2018, Stone Bridge Press will publish a new translation of his famous work "Ningen Shikkaku," which I discuss in the essay. (Stone Bridge has called it "A Shameful Life." I referred to it as "No Longer Human.") The Stone Bridge translation has already won the William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation! https://www.stonebridge.com/catalog/a-shameful-life-ningen-shikkaku
 

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Cover of essay 1288 on 宰 (to be in charge), titled "Running the Show"
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