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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...  Read More


Japan Today interview with 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' author Amy Chavez

Michael Palmer - Monday, November 19, 2018

Learn more about Amy Chavez and the small island in Japan's Inland Sea where she lives, as well as why and how she compiled the advice for her new book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do it Right and Be Polite!  Read More


'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."
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Gaijinpot's Great Summer Reads list includes two SBP books!

Michael Palmer - Monday, July 16, 2018

The lovely folks over at GaijinPot have included Tracy Franz's My Year of Dirt and Water and Amy Chavez's Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan on their great summer reads list! Read More


Soranews24 wants to quiz you on Best Behavior in Japan!

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Head over to Soranews24 to test yourself in 5 situations of Japanese manners and customs. The quiz comes from Amy Chavez's new book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite! 
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Walk Japan CEO Paul Christie on 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!'

Thomas Joel - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

As the CEO of Walk Japan, Paul Christie is a pioneer of small group tours venturing deep into Japanese society and culture. He recently had some kind words to say about one of our upcoming titles, 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do It Right and Be Polite!'
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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.” Read More


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