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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

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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