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The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award lists 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior' as finalist

Michael Palmer - Monday, March 18, 2019

Last week, Amy's Chavez's guide to culture and behavior in Japan was listed as a finalist in the category of Travel for the Foreword Reviews Indies award. This week she's added the IBPA Benjamin Franklin award to that list!  Read More

Foreword Indies Award lists 'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior' as finalist

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Congratulations to Amy Chavez  for making the Foreword Reviews Foreword Indies finalist list for her book Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan!  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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