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Japan. Funny Side Up

Author(s): Amy Chavez

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Travelogue

Era(s): Modern



Veteran Japan Times columnist Amy Chavez guides you through the complex culture of Japan through essays, cultural tips and useful Japanese phrases to make learning about Japan as fun as possible. Chavez tells you why you should go to a naked festival, how to avoid the Japanese mafia, and how to order “Spaghetti–hold the seaweed.”

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An alternative guide to Japan, which focuses on aspects of Japanese culture and life that most of the mainstream travel books miss out on – it is a refreshing and entertaining to change. if...

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