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Japan - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author:
Norbury, Paul

ISBN:
978 1 85733 860 7
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
168
List price(s):
11.99 USD
7.99 GBP
9.59 EUR

Publication date:
9 February 2017

Short description: 

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 mut

Full description: 

Ever since the time of Marco Polo, the island-nation of Japan has exerted a powerful fascination on the Western imagination. Closed off from the outside world for long periods, it was a source of wonder and mystery. Its exquisite art forms and elegant cul

Table of contents: 

Brief History Politics - Economic Life Traditions - Friendships & Family Relationships Bureaucracy Religion Humour - Local Holidays Taboos Invitations Gifts Dress - Business etiquette - Punctuality & Appointments - Team working Commu

Biography: 

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 Rising Sun (Japanese government), and in 2013 the Order of Civic Virtue (government of the Republic of Sakha/Yakutia). He is also the author of Culture Smart! Britain.

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