How to Do Stuff In Japan: A Guide for Visitors to Japan
Only 6 of these things are perfectly acceptable to do in Japan. The other 6 will embarrass you and those around you. Do you know which are in which group? Laughing at the embarrassment of others. Wearing perfume or aftershave. Wearing slippers in a toilet room. Wearing slippers in a tatami room. Telling a Japanese guy his girlfriend is cute. Telling a Japanese guy that YOUR girl/boyfriend is cute. Slurping loudly through a straw. Slurping noodles loudly. Wiping your face on a towel in a restaurant. Eating everything on your plate. Calling out to restaurant staff. Blowing your nose in a handkerchief. There are dozens more dilemmas, just like these! This book will explain what is OK and what is NOT OK to do in Japan, as well as give you lots of useful information to help you have the best experience and get the most out of your time in Japan.
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Jul 30, 2016An accurate, well-researched, succinct guide on how to do stuff in Japan
Jul 29, 2016A great guide for anyone who goes to Japan. A big help for all first time visitors to Japan because he has lived there for a long time and posts great video's on how to get around in Japan. I love Japan and it's friendly people a great place to live or visit.
Mar 9, 2016I wish I would have known this stuff before coming to Japan. This concise and easy read nails it with insight into the mysteries of Japanese culture, and makes it much less embarrassing to explore and travel in Japan. I'd especially recommend this book to anyone traveling to Japan for the first time. It provides the basic "how to" for many situations for going out and discovering Japan on your own without the aid of a tour guide.
Jan 10, 2016This book provides an excellent introduction to a wide range of customs unique to Japan to a prospective visitor to Japan. The author has lived in Japan long enough and is sufficiently perceptive to identify aspects of day-to- day living which are both practical and conducive to harmonious living. He has provided information on travelling, accommodation, currency and food as well as customs that a newcomer may or may not notice and to which they may or may not feel obliged to conform. He has pointed out that unintentional disregard of conventions may cause embarressment or discomfort to the visitor or the host while awareness shows respect. This book is both comprehensive ans succinct and would be most useful to read before travelling to Japan then included in the luggage for reference because it contains basic, useful vocabulary for everyday situations.
Dec 31, 2015How To Do Stuff In Japan is a book written by an Australian man (and I assume with the assistance of his friends/family) who makes Youtube videos about Japan. I have been following him for a few years now. As a result, when I heard he had published a book, I thought it'd be an interesting read. The book covers a wide variety of topics and keeps them short and sweet. Explanations on cultural differences are detailed, yet very compact, which means that it's fantastic for those who just want some quick information on any topic. It also managed to give me a few laughs here and there. A lot of the information in the book can be found in the author's Youtube videos (in which he explains some topics in further detail), however the book does contain some content not found in them as well. As I have not yet been to Japan, I cannot verify much of the book's content with personal experiences. Though from what I have learned from other sources throughout my Japanese studies, nothing within this... More > book appears to be untrue or out of place. Overall, I found it to be a great book with plenty of useful information. However, I do feel that a sizable amount of the content is already covered in the Youtube videos, which are free to watch. Still, the fact that the book puts this information all in one place (with some extras) is great indeed. I'd give this book a 9/10. It's a must-have for anyone going to Japan who wishes to behave like Japanese people do.< Less
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