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Education About Asia reviews 'The Fourth String'

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 16, 2019

"Sometimes Janet and Sensei argue, sometimes Sensei favors other students over Janet, but each encounter offers a little more insight into music, Japanese culture, and into Janet herself." Read More


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