Japan Made Easy

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Enjoy a successful trip to Japan by having an understanding of its fascinating culture

Japan Made Easy contains essential information, practical advice, and hundreds of dos and don'ts that help you get the most of your business or vacation trips to Japan. This book covers hundreds of the little things that often make the difference between a wonderful experience and a terrible one. Organized into chapters that focus on practical concerns for travelers to Japan, such as hotels, ...

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Overview

Enjoy a successful trip to Japan by having an understanding of its fascinating culture

Japan Made Easy contains essential information, practical advice, and hundreds of dos and don'ts that help you get the most of your business or vacation trips to Japan. This book covers hundreds of the little things that often make the difference between a wonderful experience and a terrible one. Organized into chapters that focus on practical concerns for travelers to Japan, such as hotels, dining, and shopping, it is filled with practical information designed to smooth your way through routine as well as unexpected events. It is also a practical guide to key life customs in Japan and includes useful insights into the “whys” of typical Japanese behavior.

Japan Made Easy pinpoints a wide range of the special pleasures of Japan—literally hundreds of things, large and small, that make living and traveling in today's Japan fascinating and satisfying—when you cross the cultural bridge.

  • Chapters focus on practical topics of specific interest to travelers to Japan.
  • Provides helpful information such as how to use chopsticks, reading important signs, and what to do if you're arrested.
  • Each chapter provides useful phrases or vocabulary.
  • Free 15-minute download features some useful phrases in Japanese from each chapter.

Topics include:

The Basics of Japan; Smelling the Chrysanthemums; Advance Planning; When to Go and What to Take; Reservations and Other Details; Playing It Safe; Dealing with Emergencies; Money Matters; Japan’s International Airports; Hotel Matters; Inn Matters; Communicating with the Japanese; Mastering Japan’s Maze; Reading Important Signs; Dining In and Out; Nighttime Entertainment; Transportation Treats and Trials; Using Telephones; Driving in Japan; Shopping Scenarios; Toilet Pointers; Gift-Giving Etiquette; In a Japanese Home; Mailing Things; Pronunciation Guide; The Pleasures of Japan; Useful Information

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071713733
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/20/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 697,781
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Boyé Lafayette De Mente, a former cryptographer for the U.S. Navy, has written prolifically on Asian languages and culture.

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Table of Contents

Part I The Basics of Japan
1. Smelling the Chrysanthemums
2. Advance Planning
3. When to Go and What to Take
4. Reservations and Other Details
5. Playing It Safe
6. Dealing with Emergencies
7. Money Matters
8. Japan’s International Airports
9. Hotel Matters
10. Inn Matters
11. Communicating with the Japanese
12. Mastering Japan’s Maze
13. Reading Important Signs
14. Dining In and Out
15. Nighttime Entertainment
16. Transportation Treats and Trials
17. Using Telephones
18. Driving in Japan
19. Shopping Scenarios
20. Toilet Pointers
21. Gift-Giving Etiquette
22. In a Japanese Home 23. Mailing Things

24. Pronunciation Guide

Part II The Pleasures of Japan

Part III Useful Information

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