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Abroad in Japan (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 28/03/2024
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From missile incidents to love hotels, Broad's hilarious and insightful travelogue of Japan is based on his numerous misadventures in the decade since he arrived to teach English.

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for April 2024

When Englishman Chris Broad landed in a rural village in northern Japan he wondered if he'd made a huge mistake. With no knowledge of the language and zero teaching experience, was he about to be the most quickly fired English teacher in Japan's history?

Abroad in Japan charts a decade of living in a foreign land and the chaos and culture clash that came with it.

Packed with hilarious and fascinating stories, this book seeks out to unravel one the world's most complex cultures.

Spanning ten years and all forty-seven prefectures, Chris takes us from the lush rice fields of the countryside to the frenetic neon-lit streets of Tokyo. With blockbuster moments such as a terrifying North Korean missile incident, a mortifying experience at a love hotel and a week spent with Japan's biggest movie star, Abroad in Japan is an extraordinary and informative journey through the Land of the Rising Sun.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781804992227
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 19 mm


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A chortleworthy look at the land of karaoke, cat fanatics and chocolate-coated fries. - The Times

From wide-eyed exchange teacher to seasoned youtuber, Chris Broad explores Japan in all its quirky glory, surviving earthquakes, North Korean missile alerts, cat cafe allergies and Love Hotel evictions. Endlessly fascinating! - Will Ferguson, author of Hokkaido Highway Blues

Fascinating, fact-packed and very funny. Broad's wry humour, in-depth knowledge and adept storytelling make him an engaging guide to the bewildering Japanese experience. Accurately captures the excitement and dream-like disorientation of a foreigner discovering Japan. An excellent and enjoyable read for the Japan-curious. I loved it and learned a lot. - Sam Baldwin, author of For Fukui's Sake: Two years in rural Japan

Chris Broad's wry, self-deprecating memoir carves a unique path across Japan bringing him into contact with far too many cats, heartening renewal in Tohoku, and even pizza with Ken Watanabe. This is a thoroughly contemporary book, a memoir of life in Japan that couldn't have been written at any other point in history. - Iain Maloney, author of The Only Gaijin in the Village

This book seeks to unravel a culture that can often seem distant to visitors, charting his life over ten years and countless quirky anecdotes. - Wanderlust

Waterstones Guildford Book Club

Waterstones Guildford Book Club

Guildford
Wednesday 29th May 19:00 - 20:00

Join us at 7pm on Wednesday 29th May for Waterstones Guildford Book Club! For a change, there'll be 2 books up for discussion. (Don't worry, you only need to read one of them! Although you're of course very welcome to read both :) Both are non-fiction: Killing Thatcher by Rory Carroll and Abroad in Japan by Chris Broad.

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Newton Abbot Reading Group - Abroad in Japan

Newton Abbot Reading Group - Abroad in Japan

The Country table, 12 Bank Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JW
Wednesday 19th June 09:30 - 10:30

Come along to our relaxed and friendly Newton Abbot reading group. We will be meeting Wednesday 19th June 2024 9.30am at The Country Table (Lite Bites end) to discuss 'Abroad in Japan’ by Chris Broad.

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“Life in Japan ….”

Japan is one of those countries where you feel total culture shock when you visit.

The society is a total juxtaposition of high-end modern life and a traditional conservative, close knit and duty-bound culture.... More

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“Sarcastic fried-chicken loving YouTube megastar brings his unique perspective on Japan to book”

Chris Broad has become one of the most successful expatriate YouTubers vlogging on Japan, and his decade in the country has now become the subject of this very readable and often very funny memoir of going to the... More

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“Hilariously Good!”

Even though I never watched any videos of Abroad in Japan, as someone intrigued by the country, I found the book amazingly written, with a big touch of humor. It is the first time I found myself laughing alone in... More

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