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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Deea Avram rated it really liked it Jun 08, 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 that my generation 20s just don’t bother about nowadays.
Ok Nothing special but interesting at moments.
But for anyone interested in Japan or going there, this is definately worth reading. Informative, as far as I can tell with my superficial knowledge of Japan.
A funny and light guide to the quirks of Japan and its people. Heavily stereotypical and makes a lot of assumptions but enables foreigners to grasp a bit of the Japanese society. Frank, irreverent, funny–almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia. The comparisons between Westerners and Japanese are an essential part of this guide. Oct 19, Brittany rated it liked it. 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 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”. Useful guide for those who plan to go to Japan. To ask other readers questions about The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japaneseplease sign up. Acid short read plagued with cliches and topics from Japanese and the Japanese culture, likely to steal a laugh or two.
Sahoko Kaji (Author of The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese)
Apr 15, Tom rated it liked it. Mar 01, Shu rated it really liked it. Highlights the unique character and behavior of the nation. Return to Book Page. The Xenophobes books are always fun reads. 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. Books by Sahoko Kaji. The Xenophobe’s Guide 1 – 10 of 33 books. Sandra Tait rated it liked it Oct 19, 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.
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Soledad Garcia rated it really liked it Apr 29, Open Preview See a Problem? Having said that, some of the things in here are becoming old-fashioned. Oliver Gilbert rated it it was amazing Jul 07, It also made me miss Japan. Brief, superficial, but fun.
The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese
Al Deg rated it liked it Feb 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
Adam Dunn rated it it was amazing Aug 16, 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.
Not to be taken entirely seriously, of course, but it’s an entertaining and moderately informative quick read.
Cristina Langa rated it liked it May 08, Oct 08, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: Other books in the series. Mar 17, Ape rated it really liked it Shelves: Alex K rated it really liked it Feb 27, Having lived in Japan for six years, I can say that this book is well researched, accurate and funny. Leo rated it really liked it Oct 20, Some generalizations ring true.
Wanted to get a better idea of the culture my sister just moved into.