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One of the best 'I've lived there' books
on 23 October 2012
There are so many books written by people who've lived in another country for a while and then think they might make some money writing about it. But this is one of the best!
Japan is one of the few places left in the world where a Westerner can still experience a real culture shock. Sam lived there for two years, and the book is his account of that time. Alternately moving, funny, sad and always eye-opening, it holds you from beginning to end.
Having never visited Japan I cannot comment on the accuracy of some of the author's writing, but it is always clear what are factual happenings, and what are his own thoughts and opinions.
Overall, a great read, and, I would think, essential if you are going to Japan.