5 Books About JapanPublished on July 22nd, 2010.
I’ve really been stacking up on books about Japan lately, my last order included Arcade Mania!, The Otaku Encylopedia and My Darling is a Foreigner, and out of those I’ve only had time to finish the last one mentioned. So with the 5 books I got from Amazon today, I have a total of 7 books to read!
In this order (orders actually), I got the 5 books seen above.
Not quite the “idol” I usually refer to, in this book it refers to the nationwide mascots, such as Anpanman, Doraemon and the Kappa. This is a part of the Japanese culture that I definitely need to study more, there are so many of them, so this book will definitely do me good.
If you’ve been to Japan, you’ve most likely noticed that the Japanese like to design their manhole covers. This book guides you through those cool manhole covers in pictures, there’s a map even in case you want to see them in person.
This is a book I’ve been wanting to get for over a year now, and now I’ve finally got my hands on it. The slogan “Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan” pretty much says it all. It’ll help you get those zits off your face, teach you how to swim backwards, make a baby stop crying and much more.
70 Japanese Gestures
A guide to Japanese body language. It can be frustratingly difficult to explain yourself or understand someone if you don’t speak each other’s body language. For example, “me” and “ugly” has a very similar gesture in Japan ;)
Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential
Perhaps the book I’m most interested in reading, it includes pretty much everything about the different kinds of Japanese teenagers, such as idols, sailor girls, cover girls, gyarus, actresses and much more.
I will post about these books again as I finish reading them so I can give them a good full review. Just thought I’d do a short introduction post, in case you’d want to get your hands on some of them yourself!