Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School by Bruce Feiler

Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School

byBruce Feiler

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor bath and culminating in an all-night trek to the top of Mt. Fuji, Feiler teaches his students about American culture, while they teach him everything from how to properly address an envelope to how to date a Japanese girl.

Title:Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese SchoolFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:William MorrowLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061863599

ISBN - 13:9780061863592


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Visiting Japan? Required Reading If you are one of the many teachers who are lured to Japan to teach English or you want to view Japan from a small town in the country, you will find this book a must. Feiler spent a year in Sano, a rural city, where the sight of a foreigner is cause for a myriad of questions about Americans, the world, and the funny ways of those of us who love Japan but realize that we will never understand anything more than the most apparent surface of the culture. Feiler opens the "inner" country and its people to us through the educational system; a system that stresses community over individual. This book should be required reading for anyone who plans to visit Japan and wants to avoid the numerous cultural faux pas for which foreigners are renowned.
Date published: 2007-04-23