How to Live Japanese

How to Live Japanese
From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese. With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the…

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Lately, I've been wanting to learn about Japanese, it's culture, and how I fit into it. Even with a Japanese name and a long buried history, I feel I'm completely in the dark. This lead me to reading How To Live Japanese. The author's introduction gave us a brief account of his life and reason for writing this book.

How To Live Japanese is a combination of history and modern telling. Since I received this book free to review, it was hard to reader it in the format that was available. It seemed the book was filled with more pictures than words.

I found myself flipping through the pages and reading the very short passages that were listed. The format, Adobe Digital Editions, seemed to cover some words making sentences appear incomplete.

I did find some good takeaways such as how to create a bento box, where to find Japanese baby names (my daughter and I both have Japanese names, her first and middle name are both Japanese. I use my middle name rather than my first name. Have you ever heard the way Americans pronounce names?), and the food culture. I had no idea that in Japanese meat was taboo. It's a recent addition for them whereas it's been in the history of American since before the Europeans colonized the states.

I'm on the fence about recommending this book. I feel there's more to read than what I could get in the Adobe Digital Edition format. I have to admit, the photos are beautifully appealing. I'd love to visit Japan, but I fear I may starve. My taste of seafood are limited to certain fishes, scallops, and crab legs. Eel, clams, oysters and the like...no thanks.

I would say give this book a try. Who knows what takeaways you might find. And if you're planning a trip to Japan, be sure to invite me along.

Nicole

Creator of Bookstanista, a book and book style website, Nicole is a 30-something mom and wife to a Viking. A fan of Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, she lives and breathes books. Her home library now consists of over 300 e-books and 500 paperback and hardback books. When she's not reading or reviewing books, you can find her interacting with authors or dreaming of a world with books and unicorns and toting around her Angora rabbit: Denim-Cyan.

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Creator of Bookstanista, a book and book style website, Nicole is a 30-something mom and wife to a Viking. A fan of Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, she lives and breathes books. Her home library now consists of over 300 e-books and 500 paperback and hardback books. When she's not reading or reviewing books, you can find her interacting with authors or dreaming of a world with books and unicorns and toting around her Angora rabbit: Denim-Cyan.

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