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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.

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The comparisons between Westerners and Japanese are an essential part of this guide.

The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese

Jacqueline Innes rated it it was amazing Mar 29, It’s a funny little read and it does give you quite xenofobluui bit of jqponezii slightly tongue in cheek about why the Japanese are the way they are. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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”.


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Aspects such as nose-blowing, not opening presents infront of people, saying grace before eating, not shovelling food straight out of the bowl into the mouth and so on are things th I bought this slim little book in Japan on the recommendation of one of the people in the tour I went on. Useful guide for those who plan to go to Japan. Be the first to xenofoblui a question about The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese. Not to be taken entirely seriously, of course, but it’s an entertaining and moderately informative quick read.

Heavily stereotypical and makes a lot of assumptions but enables foreigners to grasp a bit of the Japanese society. Return to Book Page. Some generalizations ring true. The Xenophobes books are always fun reads. Not remotely a great book, but funny to those who have lived in the country, and unavoidably discomforting: Having lived in Japan for six years, I can xenofobilui that this book is well researched, accurate and funny.

Brief, superficial, but fun. It also made me miss Japan.

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Sandra Tait rated it liked it Oct 19, Vhidul with This Book. Deea Avram rated it really liked it Jun 08, Interesting and fun – recommended despite the title! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Frank, irreverent, funny–almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.


A funny and light guide to the quirks of Japan and its people. Other books in the series. Jens rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Having said that, some of the things in here are becoming old-fashioned. Sep 23, Judith rated it really liked it Shelves: But for anyone interested in Japan or going there, this is definately worth reading.

I don’t understand what it is about this third one that made it less funny, it is very thorough and deliberate but it took me literally months to finish as I could only get through a few pages at a time and then let it sit around for ages before picking it up again. Books by Sahoko Kaji.

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