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Japan explained in 265 pages
on 8 December 2001
This book is a journey. It is written in a very personal way and the author shares his insights about Japan. In here you can follow the author as he discovers not only the country itself, but also its people, culture, traditions and history.
Instead of writing the book in a chronological way starting with old history and then describing the development to today's world, the author use his own learning experiences to take you on a journey and share his insights to the reader. You get to know a lot about everything from Kabuki to Art collecting and Calligraphy, from Kyoto to Osaka and about Japan in general and why it is so different. It also makes you think about the development, what is happening in a society and why.
After living one year in Japan myself, I can say that this book teaches you just as much in one read.
If you are curious about anything on Japan - buy it now!