Japan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture by Paul NorburyJapan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture by Paul Norbury

Japan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

byPaul Norbury

Paperback | April 1, 2017

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Culture Smart! Japan will guide you through modern Japan’s shifting social and cultural maze. It provides invaluable insights into people’s attitudes and behavior, and practical tips to help make your visit to this complex, rich, and dynamic society a mutually rewarding experience. Today Japan is at a crossroads. The postwar economic miracle is over and the balance of power in Asia is shifting as new players enter the field. The bedrock of traditional Japanese culture—its remarkable resilience, coherence, and consensus-based philosophy, underpinned by many protocols—until recently regarded by some as a hindrance, is starting to look like a virtue in a world of accelerating change. Japan remains the world’s third-largest economy and one of the most attractive and secure destinations for investment. The younger generation is outward-looking, Japanese women have a new confidence, and the country’s technical and scientific research capability is as good as it gets. Japan continues to excel at innovation in technology and the “new” sciences, and is among the world’s largest funders in research as a percentage of GDP.
Paul Norbury has been closely associated with Japan and Asian Studies as publisher, editor, and author since the early 1970s, principally through his various imprints: Paul Norbury Publications, Japan Library, Global Oriental, and most recently Renaissance Books. In 2003 he received the Japan Society Award, in 2011 the Order of the Ris...
Title:Japan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:KuperardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:185733860X

ISBN - 13:9781857338607

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! Lived there 4 a year as a student but bought it as a refresher course should we get to travel back there again. Last was there in 2008. Lovely country and lovely ppl. This book is a must for anyone wanting to digest the main facts and customs about Japan. Also nicely sized, not heavy, more of a handy pocket sized reference book on what to expect.
Date published: 2017-07-16