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What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

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What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

Postby amylian2084252 » August 8th, 2013 3:26 pm

I want to know more about Japanese culture, and what is a good cultural book about Japanese culture?

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Re: What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

Postby watertommyz9255 » February 16th, 2014 6:47 am

I'm getting ready to read through National Geographic's Travel Guide to Japan this week. There are plenty of Japanese people on youtube, and people living there that talk about Holidays, events, and the like. Japanesepod101 has quite a few videos on those subjects too, both here on their website and youtube channel.

I also really enjoyed Tales of Old Japan by Mitford, which is an introduction to classic Japanese stories, and culture, as well as extra notes from the author and his own personal accounts. It's from 1871, so you might need to use a dictionary as a companion at points for some of the older, out of use words. It's worth reading at least once.

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Re: What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

Postby community.japanese » February 17th, 2014 5:48 pm

watertommyz9255 さん、
Thank you for the information.
I will have a look.
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Re: What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

Postby KingDog » February 23rd, 2014 6:28 am

I recently read and reviewed A Geek in Japan - http://www.iheartjapan.ca/2013/11/book- ... -in-japan/ While it's written by a foreigner, I think it gives a good overall look at Japan.

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Re: What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

Postby watertommyz9255 » February 24th, 2014 12:25 pm

community.japanese wrote:watertommyz9255 さん、
Thank you for the information.
I will have a look.
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Let us know what you think, and if the information is reliable and correct!

KingDog wrote:I recently read and reviewed A Geek in Japan - http://www.iheartjapan.ca/2013/11/book- ... -in-japan/ While it's written by a foreigner, I think it gives a good overall look at Japan.


Never heard of this one. Of course I'm just starting to get into books about Japan, so I'm going to be finding lots of new stuff. I'll check this out when I can!

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Re: What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

Postby harveyhammond910_500764 » July 26th, 2014 8:29 pm

Books on Japanese Culture!!

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Re: What is A Good Cultural Book about Japanese Culture?

Postby lauralanda » August 26th, 2014 10:42 am

Hi harveyhammond910,

Thank you for posting!
Do you know any good book about Japanese Culture?

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