31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park

31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park

by Larry K. Collins, Lorna Collins
     
 

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31 Months in Japan--the Building of a Theme Park is the story of two Southern Californians embarking on the adventure of a lifetime--moving to Japan to participate in the construction of the Universal Studios Japan® theme park.

Join authors Larry K. & Lorna Collins on an odyssey into a foreign culture where they are often misunderstood and frequently

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31 Months in Japan--the Building of a Theme Park is the story of two Southern Californians embarking on the adventure of a lifetime--moving to Japan to participate in the construction of the Universal Studios Japan® theme park.

Join authors Larry K. & Lorna Collins on an odyssey into a foreign culture where they are often misunderstood and frequently confused. Discover the challenges and frustrations of building a world-class entertainment venue outside the United States. Enjoy the adventure as they discover the beauty and the people of Japan. Share their laughter, tears, surprise and final triumph as the park is completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Meet fascinating characters like Jurassic Jack, the Nihon Cowboy and Dote-san through their eyes.

31 Months in Japan--the Building of a Theme Park combines interesting details and behind-the-scenes descriptions of how magic is made in the entertainment industry with funny and touching personal remembrances. The stories will be of particular interest to those visiting or intending to live or work in Japan, people doing business with the Japanese, theme park aficionados and anyone with a sense of adventure.

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Editorial Reviews

Rebecca Brown
5 Teapots
31 Months in Japan is an elegantly presented & charming account of two childhood sweethearts working in the world of theme parks, who chose the road to Japan, thrived there & returned to tell us their tales, with photographs of the team included.
...31 Months in Japan is a must for anyone planning on traveling to or working in Japan...
Ramona Smith
5/5
Come along as Larry and Lorna Collins spend time living in Japan while building the Universal Studios theme park there. Having no prior interest in either the Japanese country or culture, I surprisingly found this book quite entertaining. I liked the way different chapters were alternated between the authors, the inclusion of Japanese words and definitions and the personal experiences they had. They story had a very real and honest feel to it that I think all readers would appreciate
Julie Falkner
How do you prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Japan? Every step is a challenge, from procuring the turkey to making the pumpkin pie. But Larry and Lorna Collins of California thrive on such adventures, and they’ve written an enthralling account of the joys and frustrations of their “31 Months in Japan.”

...Highly Recommended by Reviewer: Julie Falkner, Allbooks Reviews.
Kelli Glesige
...The Collins eagerly and enthusiastically share with us their experiences of Japan. ...The Collins came back changed individuals but only for the better. It is obvious of the great love they felt for the many special friendships solidified by their times in Japan. The Collin’s book is a tribute to the great number of colorful personalities that came together to make the building of Universal Studios Japan a success!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595671335
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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