By the end of the 1980s Nae wants to become a journalist more than anything and to leave Japan for the country where everything is possible, the United States. Until he is able to fulfill his dream Nae shares his passion for American culture with his friends. Where will the road to America, so near yet so far, lead them, halfway between dream and disappointment? America describes the myth of the American Dream for young Japanese people who sometimes regard their traditions as obstacles between them and their dream. America is especially dear to Keiko Ichiguchi. In this book, she paints an inner portrait of young Japanese’s torments without falling into platitudes yet flirting with realism and tragedy.