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OtakuUSA interviews Amy Chavez on Japanese etiquette

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 09, 2018

A big thank you to Danica Davidson at OtakuUSA Magazine for taking the time to interview Amy Chavez on her new book Amy's Guide to best Behavior in Japan. 

Amy explains why she decided to write a book on Japanese etiquette, where she got her tips and shares some funny stories of mishaps when foreigners break customs while traveling in Japan.

Check out the interview here.

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