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When Clive Tanaka finally found his voice, he ended a family tradition of silence that stretched back half a century.

For 11 years, Clive almost never left his room in his family’s home outside of Sapporo on Hokkaido, Japan’s huge northern island. “I was hikikomori,” Clive explains, one of almost a million boys and young men in Japan who shut themselves away and withdraw from society. In Clive’s case, he stopped going to school and retreated to… read more

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  • Just fantastic stuff.
  • I miss U Clive T.!
  • Clive's last.fm -> http://www.last.fm/user/CliveTanaka
  • Does anyone have the International Tapes Mix? I've been trying to get my hands on it for a while now but it is no where to be found on the internet.
  • This guys story is really interesting. Fantastic music :)
  • His life story reminds me of a Murakami novel!
  • amazing
  • Really good.
  • Seems only a 100 or so of the vinyl were pressed. My friend found a vinyl copy on www.discogs.com
  • Unfortunately it's only cassette and digital release. I wish his sister had given him a stack of wax instead lol. Great album!

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