The Japanese people have always seen themselves as a nation
uniquely apart. Their exquisite art forms and elegant culture,
military prowess and technological precision, have long been
the envy of friend and foe alike. Today, even as Japan adapts
to a rapidly changing world, its traditional culture and
consensus-based philosophy have proved remarkably resilient.
Culture Smart! Japan will broaden your perception and
understanding of this complex, rich, and dynamic society. It
will guide you through modern Japan’s shifting social and
cultural maze, and equip you with the tools to avoid the pitfalls
of cultural misunderstanding. It provides practical tips and
invaluable insights into people’s attitudes and behavior to help
make your visit a more meaningful and successful experience.