This book uses the metaphor of wrapping as a key to understanding Japanese and other cultures. Joy Hendry, internationally known as an expert on Japanese society, examines gift-wrapping, body-wrapping...
Examines the transformation of Japan's attitude toward China up to the time of the Russo-Japanese War (1904/5). This book shows how modern Sino-Japanese attitudes were shaped by a multitude of factors...
Situating itself within contemporary Japan, this edited collection raises questions about globalization, Japan's relationships with other Asian countries, and the continued importance of U.S.-Japan re...
AdvantagesA quiet rural city combining history with modern attractions.
DisadvantagesWithout a car its time consuming and sometimes expensive to get to some of the outlying sites.
AdvantagesA great adventure
DisadvantagesLeave that handkerchief at home!
AdvantagesSuccessful communication feels like an achievement
DisadvantagesIt pays to invest some time and effort