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'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' reviewed by JQ Magazine

Michael Palmer - Thursday, August 02, 2018

"A quick, easy-to-read overview of how to fully enjoy your experience in Japan and best incorporate the complexities of Japanese customs and etiquette into your homestay, study abroad, or quick jaunt to Japan."

Thanks to Andy Shartzer for the wonderful review of Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite! by Amy Chavez. As Andy put it this guide is great for all kinds of travelers, so if you're planning on heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, make sure you brush up on your manners with this book! 

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