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Amy Chavez featured on NHK's The Expert Way to Travel Japan

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan author, Amy Chavez was recently featured on the NHK program, The Expert Way to Travel in Japan where she answers your questions and gives advice on making your Japan trip even more fun! Read More

'Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan' takes Gold at Foreword Indie Awards

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

We are proud to announce that Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do it Right and Be Polite has taken Gold in the Foreword Indies awards competition in Travel! Read More

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