Tokyo: Nihon Hoso Shuppan Kyokai, 1994. Paperback. 248p., text in Japanese, very good paperback in wraps with head-scratching photo from Berlin AIDS meeting on cover [clowns in red noses and Superman suit] NHK Bukkusu 692.
The author is a social psychologist whose research is in disasters, catastrophes and their psychological impact. He aims to investigate the social significance of AIDS and how it affects ideas about mortality. Contents include a discussion of why AIDS spreads; a survey of the AIDS situation in the US, Europe, and Japan; two chapters concerning AIDS healthcare workers and AIDS treatment; a chapter on AIDS patients, and a concluding chapter on AIDS in relation to the unknown and mortality.