Anyone living in Japan knows that the burgeoning tourism industry is bringing some unprecedented changes to Japan. In 2016, visitors from overseas increased nearly 22 percent with Japan welcoming a record 24 million foreign visitors. Add to this the government's push to attract 40 million overseas visitors by the 2020 Tokyo Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and one begins to see the magnitude of the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to how to deal with so many tourists, one topic of great concern has been their conduct.

I'm now ready to confront this challenge! My book "Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan: Do it Right and be Polite," (forthcoming Stone Bridge Press, Spring 2018) is an introduction to Japanese manners and an essential guide for anyone planning travel to Japan. Arm yourself with what you need to know before visiting one of the most polite countries in the world.

Pre-order your copy now, or as a gift for someone planning to visit Japan (it will be delivered as soon as it's available) by clicking the link below:

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For those in Japan, you can pre-order by clicking here

(Cute alert! Adorable cat illustrations inside by Jun Hazuki)

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