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  • Japan - Culture Smart!

  • The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
  • By: Paul Norbury
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Japan is at a crossroads. The postwar economic miracle that brought it unprecedented development and prosperity is over. Since the publication of the first Culture Smart! guide, it has been overtaken by China as the world's second-largest economy. The balance of power in Asia has shifted and new players are entering the field. No one can predict how Japan will rise to the challenge, or what effect the changes will have on how people live, think, and behave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • helpful and accurate

  • By Anonymous User on 01-18-18

Middle of the Road

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Had some good information but felt like it lacked depth. Fine if you use it to supplement other travel resources.

  • Thailand

  • The 30 Best Tips for Your Trip to Thailand
  • By: Traveling The World
  • Narrated by: Haley Landers
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Make your journey to Thailand the best possible. You want to exactly know where to go and what to do? You found the right book. Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia famous for its tourism, beautiful beaches, and amazing cuisine. With almost 32 million tourists visiting in 2016, it's rapidly becoming one of the top vacation destinations in the world. If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but interesting.

  • By Kimberly on 03-27-18

Short but interesting.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Exactly how the title presents. Informative but doesn't include much supplemental information. More geographical description would have been helpful.

  • New Zealand - Culture Smart!

  • The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
  • By: Sue Butler, Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Culture Smart! New Zealand provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs, and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and much more!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and enjoyable.

  • By Kimberly on 03-20-17

Informative and enjoyable.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-17

Great introduction to Kiwi culture. Feel better prepared for upcoming travel to the country. Even more excited after reading the book.

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