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Renowned translator Cathy Hirano on 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!'

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cathy Hirano, translator of Nohoku Uehashi's The Beast Player and Marie Kondo’s best-selling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, "highly recommend[s]" Amy Chavez's new book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!, "not just to avoid making mistakes while in Japan but also to enjoy this intriguing side of its culture and people.”

“A comprehensive overview of Japanese etiquette for visitors to Japan," she says. "Topics are well organized and easy-to-read with personal anecdotes and cute illustrations that present very practical ‘do’s and don’ts’ as well as some of their underlying cultural perceptions. I highly recommend Amy’s Guide, not just to avoid making mistakes while in Japan but also to enjoy this intriguing side of its culture and people.”

Thank you kindly Ms. Hirano, we couldn't agree more! 


 

 
 


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