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573 puzzles from Japan's everyday life - Curiosities between insanity and wisdom - cover

573 puzzles from Japan's everyday life - Curiosities between insanity and wisdom

Rita Menge

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

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The Japan expert and business consultant Rita Menge knows Japan for more than 20 years. In her fourth book about the land of the rising sun, she devotes herself now to numerous hard to understand curiosities and invites you to join in the discussion. Japan fascinates many people. Sushi, Manga and Karaoke are well known and have many fans worldwide. The number of tourists is growing rapidly, but the Japanese still manage to preserve many of their peculiarities. So it comes to the fact that even experienced friends of Japan often discover mysterious things, which are surprising, astonishing and often fascinating: What is the meaning of the numbers in the title of this book? Why are blue mats in the temple garden? Why are roads being watered? Why are big orchid decorations placed before shops in the street? What are the red balls at some supermarket cash desks? Why are the benches on railroad station platforms placed transversely to the walking direction? Guess and get to know new and exciting ideas from Japanese everyday life.

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