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"283 Useful Ideas from Japan."

Leonard Koren. He's written, "283 Useful Ideas From Japan," which lists innovative products and services in Japan. It includes such things as the two-headed public telephone, a combination sink/toilet, and capsule hotels. Koren has been an architect, graphic designer, and publisher. He works and lives in San Francisco and Tokyo. (Interview by Sedge Thomson)

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Other segments from the episode on January 23, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 23, 1990: Interview with Lawrence Millman; Commentary on the birth of country music; Interview with Leonard Koren; Review of the book "The Pencil: A History of…

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