SBP Blog

Japan Visitor recommends 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan'

Michael Palmer - Sunday, June 09, 2019

"You are headed to Japan for the first time and you've heard Japanese are very courteous and that good manners are very important in their country...

Chavez covers about every situation where manners are important in Japan, from transportation and accommodation to food and drink consumption to business meetings, dating, weddings, cell phones, etc. It is 140 pages of how to be on your best behavior."

A Big thank you to Marshall Hughes at Japan Visitor for his review of Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan. Check out the full review here:

And grab a copy of the book here:

Like our blog? Please share it!


Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

China Smart

Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China

Oh, Tama!

A deeply eccentric novel about lives and connections—and a cat of course—in 1980s Tokyo: witty, offbeat, and strangely profound.

The Fourth String

Two women. Two cultures. One music.

Tag Cloud

japanese customs henry kiyama japanese etiquette learning in japan in the woods of memory books japan memoir japanese craft japan travel guide shaimsen kansuke naka Poetry UCLA the asian review of books Alexandra Johnson evil kyodo news memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist japan behavior china history best behavior in japan japan manners tracy franz japanese people Travel amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan memior visitor damian flanagan mieko kanai buddhism book reading benjamin franklin awards the fourth string asia verticle chinese comics center of east asian studies sensei danica davidson the silver spoon world literature today tea Chiune Sugihara journal of a zen monks wife in japan ritual Korea japan custom literature alan moore behavior foreword indies award the millions amy chavez a memoir of sensei and me Language 2019 japan book seppuku lesley university miswest book review tea garden Shoah publishing japanese translation Chinese history catcher in the rye japan guide min kahng ningen shikkaku author event student teacher nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara hate China book publicity dazai book award Spring Festival The Colorado Review buddhist priest review japanese culture gratitude in japan bowing in japan Interview buddhist swastika travel etiquette what do in japan japanese bath holden caufield japan culture japan etiquette donald keene mark gibeau non-fiction book review IBPA Chinese Astrology janet pocorobba zazen shun medoruma shamisen performance monks wife japanese instruments Children's Books the buddhist swastika Okinawan literature hitlers cross Olympics Basho's Narrow Road how to new books osamu tezuka book talk manga biography japanese books in english amys guide to best behavior in japan the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me manji the japan society Translation japanese manners Japan blurb Anime/Manga/Comics literary review international book award state of belief book signing leonard koren japan visitor new york events Japanese holidays welton gaddy travel manners ibpa publishing university kyoto Japanese literature oh tama japan travel travel Japan japan books finalist fantasy literature award black jack giajin Tokyo Olympics washington dc a shameful life eastern and western philosophy janet pocrobba World War II author bookstore michael emmerich peace dark horse new york japanese cutlure monk wife author tour hippocampus magazine kinokuniya event japanese drunk Second World War manga polite sensei and me tomoko aoyama podcast forewrod reviews indies frederik schodt koun holocaust how to travel in japan a mejiro novel nazi announcement event trip tricycle magazine nara how to order in japan living in japan frank beyer haiku asian review of books suicide summer vacation koto japanese instrument etiquette no longer human shamisen tokyo japan restaurant hooked cross paul mccarthy World War Two jing liu book blurb awards understandind china through comics writing Art/Design japanese music the japan times PEN AWARD journal' monks wife poetry of consciousness performance brad hawley university of chicago pacific rim review of books Basho japanese book Culture my year of dirt and water diy mfa will eisner Spirituality Ukiyo-e learning shamisen guide william f sibley juddhism benjamin franklin award janet pocorbba alan brill gaijinpot publicity eating in japan buddhist Year of the Dog jared cook expat journal of a zen monk lions roar fred schodt japan today Christianity reviews zen 1960's Japan gallery awa Japanese aesthetics literary prize photography japan food suehiro maruo japan book review tk nakagaki diymfa swastika Asian Studies foreword reviews green tea classic japanese literature Nikolas Bunton why we write podcast journal of a zen monk's wife musical japanese books japan travel etiquette zen monk huffpost 2020 Olympics american shamisen astro boy Chinese culture stone bridge cafe book tour journal religion 1960s Korea WWII buddhist symbols foreword indies politics and prose Christianity in Japan disney Coming of Age Day author signing classic traditional japanese instrumenet book reviews comic history monk gaijin pot pottery Children's Literature illustration diary hitler ex pat literature comics interfaith VIZ book otakuusa Chinese New Year Korea photography astrology Japanese art rachel manley japanese classic japanese travel yukio mishima do it right and be polite gaijin manners zen monk in japan History drinking in japan traditional a memoir ancient symbol memoir japan vacation anime zen monk wife haibun jun hazuki AAS travel to japan graphic novels wife walt disney internment tourist stone bridge press japanese t.k. nakagaki osamu dazai memoir writing the hidden writer purification ancient symbols traditional japanese instrument huffington post four immigrants matcha year of zen hiroaki sato japan trip new release takuma sminkey foreigner in japan book hoarding osaka