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Frank, irreverent, funny–almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia. Published August 1st by Oval Books first published June 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japaneseplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese. Lists with This Book. Having lived in Japan for six years, I can say that this book is well researched, accurate and funny. It also made me miss Japan. Mar 17, Ape rated it really liked it Shelves: I bought this slim little book in Japan on the recommendation of one of the people in the tour I went on.
It’s a funny little read and it does give you quite a bit of insight slightly tongue in cheek about why the Japanese are the way they are. Having said that, some of the things in japohezii are becoming old-fashioned. Aspects such as nose-blowing, not opening presents infront of people, saying grace before eating, not shovelling food straight out of the bowl into the mouth and so on are things th I bought this slim little book in Japan on the recommendation of one of the people in the tour I went on.
Aspects such as nose-blowing, not opening presents infront of people, saying grace before eating, not shovelling food ghiduk out of the bowl into the mouth and so on are things that my japondzii 20s just don’t bother about nowadays.
But for anyone interested in Japan or going there, this is definately worth reading. Apr 15, Tom rated it liked it. Not remotely a great book, but funny to those who have lived in the country, and unavoidably discomforting: Some generalizations ring true.
So what do you make of those that don’t? Ok Nothing special but interesting at moments. Heavily stereotypical and makes a lot of assumptions but enables foreigners to grasp a bit of the Japanese society. Sep 23, Judith rated it really liked it Shelves: A funny and light guide to the quirks of Japan and its people.
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Not to be taken entirely seriously, of course, but it’s an entertaining and moderately informative quick read. Useful guide for those who plan to go to Japan. The comparisons between Westerners and Japanese are an essential part of this guide.
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The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese
The Xenophobes books are always fun reads. Wanted to japonezui a better idea of the culture my sister just moved into. Oct 08, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: Interesting and fun – recommended despite the title! Informative, as far as I can tell with my superficial knowledge of Japan.
Sahoko Kaji (Author of The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese)
Before moving to Germany, reading the Xenophobe’s Guides to Germans and also to Americans really helped us prepare, manage expectations, and plus I found them both hilarious. I don’t understand what it is about this third one that made it less funny, it is very thorough and deliberate but it took me literally months to finish as I could only get through a few pages at a time and then let it sit around for ages before picking it up again. At times it seemed to be pulling punches; for example in t Before moving to Germany, reading the Xenophobe’s Guides to Germans and also to Americans really helped us prepare, manage expectations, and plus I found them both hilarious.
At times it seemed to be pulling punches; for example in the section on holidays they tell us “A total absence of biblical knowledge is no deterrent to young Japanese attending Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve”. But while living in Tokyo for five years in the early 90s, I found it way funnier that Christmas Eve is the busiest day of the year for Love Hotels, that everybody books their rooms months in advance, and nobody knows why this romantic conflation exists.
Acid short read plagued with cliches and topics from Japanese and the Japanese culture, likely to steal a laugh or two. Brief, superficial, but fun.
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