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Because Japan

Because Japan

Author(s): Ash Watson

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Contemporary

Because Japan 日本ですから, is a truly unabashed account of the less publicised side of life in Tokyo for a ‘foreigner’.

The book offers a witty, vivid and honest insight into the daily life of a British Expat over the course of two years. The author narrates stories taken from his “Journal of Firsts” which depict many new events including his first struggle, first mental challenge, and first exciting moment he faced living in this strange and fascinating new world.

Through the use of newly learned Japanese phrases whilst travelling the country, themes of soul-searching, overcoming mental health obstacles, sexual orientation, racial discrimination, and culture shock are explored with honesty and candour. With the addition of a train-based mini series of hilarious encounters, Because Japan 日本ですから offers a behind the scenes insight into the ‘real’ Japan.

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