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I absolutely love it when I learn something new about something I thought was familiar, especially when it's wrapped in a well-written and captivating story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D.Beyer
I adored this book as it provided insight into the intricacies of the Japanese way of life and society. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mary Katz
She describes being in Japan as a gaijin and its difficulties and rewards. She has some very interesting stories of people and places she visits. Read morePublished 14 months ago by NC
The book discusses the author's 10 visits to Japan and how her view of the country changes over time. Because of this book, I bought another one about Japanese culture. Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by Bookworm
Ms. Davidson writes well and bares her soul. Not that the book is dated, but keep in mind that it describes experiences from the '80's.Published on December 10, 2012 by César Chávez
Cathy Davidson's interwoven stories of her four extended trips gave me a glimpse of a far different Japan than most travelers see. Read morePublished on January 23, 2009 by Amazon Customer
What a nice book about Japan! I've read a lot of books on Japanese culture, mostly written by experts, but this author is totally green and speaks no Japanese. Read morePublished on November 14, 2008 by Lisa Mary
I liked this book. I've been reading a lot of expatriate Japanese travelogues lately and I admire the author for leaving ego and self-indulgence out of the narrative (not... Read morePublished on June 12, 2008 by jordan
If you are planning to travel to Japan, particularly for the first time, this is a good book to read, as it is an excellent guide to the complicated cultural differences you are... Read morePublished on May 6, 2007 by M. Feldman