SBP Blog

'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."
 Read More

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

Forty-Seven Samurai

One of the most spectacular vendettas ever: the history and haiku behind the mass-suicide featured in the 2013 film 47 Ronin

Oh, Tama!

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

Tag Cloud

budhist swastika in the woods of memory Shoah japan etiquette 2020 Olympics washington dc book award the fourth string a memoir of sensei and me frank beyer disney traditional japanese instrument stone bridge press Christianity in Japan peace finalist etiquette eating in japan Art/Design china What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know— A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language shun medoruma japanese classic 47 samurai expat in japan event miswest book review zen hayao miyazaki living in japan huffington post translators the inland sea osamau tezuka hitler trip japan book review leonard koren tea garden best behavior in japan book tour frederik green haibun japanese music Chinese history memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist giajin benjamin franklin award controversy book hoarding min kahng janet pocorobba year of zen alan brill performance manji Asian Studies bookstore IBPA new york events japanese translation Basho catcher in the rye china where igo koun japan custom johnny depp luke patitsas Culture tomoko aoyama traditional japanese instrumenet WWII janet pocrobba simba hiaku gallery awa sensei takuma sminkey amys guide to bes tbehavior in japan eco disaster japan vacation china travel steve alpert zen monk in japan zazen journal of a zen monk chinese comics Japanese holidays amy chavez juddhism bookseller purification graphic novel how to travel in japan shamisen performance anne prescott china history kyoto guidebook interfaith japan travel wife the japan society Poetry Travel damian flanagan Nikolas Bunton 47 ronin the fourth string World War II forewrod reviews indies nova scotia gaijin bowing in japan japan behavior zen monk mark gibeau History brad hawley tea chapters Okinawan literature seppuku new books author talk state of belief politics and prose religion journal' monks wife minamata kotaku suicide hate PEN AWARD classic japanese literature japanese culture awards japanese Japan bird talk and other stories podcast association of jewish libraries lions roar fantasy literature memoir japan memoir kimba the white lion nashville scene nhk kyoto journal japanese business shaimsen journal of a zen monk's wife the lion king book nichi bei weekly, naomi hirarahara Chinese Astrology international book award ancient symbols comics AAS yukio mishima journal of a zen monks wife in japan holocaust astro boy expat expert otakuusa zen monk wife the asian review of books monk mentorship in japan gaijin pot tricycle magazine Tokyo Olympics machiya restaurant guide hooked cross foreword indies memoir in japan steve heller kinokuniya event koto japan times the hidden writer diary oh tama diy mfa a memoir of sensei and me how to order in japan green tea eco tragedy dazai japanese travel author japan trip poet buddhist ex pat literature summer vacation internment drinking in japan Chinese culture tourist environmental disaster Japanese art monks wife 4k japanese drunk eastern and western philosophy gratitude in japan classic literature no longer human education about asia china smart memior ritual literature welton gaddy book reading buddhist swastika japan ravel pacific rim review of books The Colorado Review guide eli lieberman fiction anime paul mccarthy pottery Language manga biography the millions why we write podcast hong kong kyodo news comic history Alexandra Johnson film Interview buddhism foreigner in japan japanese instruments matcha diymfa Children's Literature Japanese aesthetics 2019 sean michael wilsonl akiko shimojima literary prize graphic novels blurb buddhist symbols new release Translation hiroaki sato huffpost Christianity japan visitor book recommendation japan book henry kiyama japanese manners minamata story haiku machiya restaurant evil asia world literature today janet pocorbba non-fiction t.k. nakagaki alan moore china vacation student teacher studying in japan Children's Books book blurb japanese bath dirt and water university of chicago china book japan today japan guide suehiro maruo japanese books in english publishing literary review kansuke naka award a memoir book reviews monk wife japan travel etiquette understandind china through comics japanese books travel manners Year of the Dog japanese people japanese to english Anime/Manga/Comics China astrology studio ghibli japanese instrument tracy franz japanese history Spirituality do it right and be polite Chinese New Year foreword indies award Korea photography jing liu traditional japanese music forty seven ronin donald keene osaka society japanese customs author tour Chiune Sugihara sensei and me behavior osamu dazai american shamisen china guide rebecca otowa travel Japan chinese symbol travel literature visitor journal review zen monks wife' new york lucille cara chinese literature publicity amys guide to best behavior in japan shamisen japan food gaijinpot asian review of books nazi swastika benjamin franklin awards learning in japan holden caufield book signing forty seven samurai 15 years at studio ghibli donald richie ibpa publishing university buddhist priest frederik schodt World War Two will eisner hitlers cross hitler symbol Basho's Narrow Road michael emmerich classic poetry black jack Korea reviews tokyo william f sibley Japanese literature peace symbol forest gander japanese etiquette danica davidson 1960's Japan manga Spring Festival stone bridge cafe kyoto travel kyoto doris bargen four immigrants memoir writing larry herzberg neil gaiman japanese book jungle emperor how to learning shamisen kris kosaka hippocampus magazine classic japanese craft japan restaurant my year of dirt and water Coming of Age Day jun hazuki japanese cutlure poetry of consciousness manners 1960s Korea Ukiyo-e tk nakagaki learning instruments in japan author event traditional criterion japan travel guide osamu tezuka book publicity the buddhist swastika musical a shameful life the japan times what do in japan book club keanu reeves japan books foreword reviews wanderlust book review xu xu polite pulitzer prize eugene smith travel to japan chinese books mieko kanai bushido ripe mangoes japan culture rachel manley photography ancient symbol announcement author signing center of east asian studies walt disney the silver spoon miyazaki books Second World War lesley university book talk Olympics illustration nara writing a mejiro novel death namethetranslator ningen shikkaku UCLA sharing a house with the never ending man 20th century chinese literature travel etiquette japan manners