Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 10:49:53 +0900
From: "Robert Precht" <>
Subject: Japan Through the Looking Glass

Dear Professor Macfarlane,

I was in Maruzen's bookstore in Tokyo yesterday and came across your new
book. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. I think it is marvelous
-- deeply insightful and beautifully written.

I have been spending much of my time in Japan helping the legal
establishment here transition to a jury style system in 2009. I've read most
of  the standard books in English about Japan -- Pyle, Benedict, Richie --
and I find yours the most penetrating.

Best wishes,

Robert Precht

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