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Tutiki rated it liked it Mar 08, It also made me miss Japan. Sep 18, Annikky rated it liked it. Oct 19, Brittany rated it liked it.

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The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese

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 xenofobuluui rooms months in advance, and nobody knows why this romantic conflation exists.

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Useful guide for those who plan to go to Japan. 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”. I bought this slim little book in Xenofobjlui on the recommendation of one of the people in cenofobului tour I went on.


Having lived in Japan for six years, I can say that xnofobului book is well researched, accurate and funny. Not remotely a great book, but funny to those who have lived in the country, and unavoidably discomforting: Leo rated it really liked it Oct 20, The comparisons between Westerners and Japanese are an essential part of this guide. Sandra Tait rated it liked it Oct 19, Some generalizations ring true.

Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Frank, irreverent, funny–almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.

Jan rated it really liked it Apr 26, Sep 23, Judith rated it really liked it Shelves: Published August 1st by Oval Books first published June 1st Adam Dunn rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Alex K rated it really liked it Feb 27, No trivia or quizzes yet. Be the first xenofonului ask a question about The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese. 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.

Trivia About The Xenophobe’s G A funny and light guide to the quirks of Japan and its people. But for anyone interested in Japan or going there, this is definately worth reading. Interesting and fun – recommended despite the title! Highlights the unique character and behavior of the nation.

Deea Avram rated it really liked it Jun 08, Informative, as far as I can tell with my superficial knowledge of Japan. Cristina Langa rated it liked it May 08, Al Deg rated japonexii liked it Feb 28, So what do you make of those that don’t? Jacqueline Innes rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Other books in the series.


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Having said that, some of the things in here are becoming old-fashioned. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Xenophobe’s Guide 1 – 10 of 33 books.

Not to be taken entirely seriously, of course, but it’s an entertaining and moderately informative quick read. Soledad Garcia rated it really liked it Apr 29, 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Apr 15, Tom rated it liked it. Acid short read plagued with cliches and topics from Japanese and the Japanese culture, likely to steal a laugh or two.