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Greg Girard
The photographs in Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983 started with an early visit to Tokyo on a stopover on my way to Southeast Asia in 1976. After wandering through the city until dawn I decided then and there to try and live in Tokyo. Like many young western visitors at the time I ended up finding a job teaching English, no credentials required. To allow time for taking photographs I kept the work hours to a minimum and explored Tokyo and nearby Yokosuka in my free time. Some of these pictures appeared in the book "In the Near Distance", published by Kominek, Berlin, 2010, though for the most part this is the first dedicated collection of these early Japan photographs. Published by Magenta Publishing for the Arts.

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Bus Stop, 1977
Bus Stop, 1977
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Shinjuku, Kabuki-cho (USA Club), 1976
Shinjuku, Kabuki-cho (USA Club), 1976
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Shinjuku, Cinema for Men, 1983
Shinjuku, Cinema for Men, 1983
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'Lorena', 11PM Show, 1979
'Lorena', 11PM Show, 1979
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Keiko, Yoyogi Park, 1979
Keiko, Yoyogi Park, 1979
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Near Haneda Airport, Tokyo, 1979
Near Haneda Airport, Tokyo, 1979
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Shinjuku, 05:00 am, 1979
Shinjuku, 05:00 am, 1979
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Shinjuku 5:09am, 1979
Shinjuku 5:09am, 1979
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Well Dressed Young Man, 1976
Well Dressed Young Man, 1976
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Man in Kabuki-cho. 1976
Man in Kabuki-cho. 1976
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Adult Cinema, Shinjuku, 1983
Adult Cinema, Shinjuku, 1983
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Cabaret, Ueno, 1976
Cabaret, Ueno, 1976
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Ikebukuro Subway Station, 1976
Ikebukuro Subway Station, 1976
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Pasolini in Tokyo, 1976
Pasolini in Tokyo, 1976
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Juli, Tokyo Bay. 1979
Juli, Tokyo Bay. 1979
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Canal near Haneda Airport, 1979
Canal near Haneda Airport, 1979
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Woman Kneeling in Street. 1980
Woman Kneeling in Street. 1980
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Tokyo Bay, ferry to Okinawa, 1982
Tokyo Bay, ferry to Okinawa, 1982
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Man in Cinema Lobby, 1982
Man in Cinema Lobby, 1982
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Shinjuku, 1979
Shinjuku, 1979
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Judy Ong, Parco TV Commercial, 1980
Judy Ong, Parco TV Commercial, 1980
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Haneda Airport, Tokyo, 1979
Haneda Airport, Tokyo, 1979
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Yakuza Greeting, Mr. Donuts, 1979
Yakuza Greeting, Mr. Donuts, 1979
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Man in Suit, 1979
Man in Suit, 1979
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Lobby, Keio Plaza Hotel, 1980
Lobby, Keio Plaza Hotel, 1980
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Two School Girls, 1979
Two School Girls, 1979
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Shin-Okubo, 1979
Shin-Okubo, 1979
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American Sailor in Bar, 1976
American Sailor in Bar, 1976
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