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A Ride in the Neon Sun

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  • Author: Josie Dew
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Co
  • EAN/ISBN: 9780751536843
  • Size: 11x18cm
  • Binding: Paperback
“A Ride In The Sun” is a wonderfully fresh insight into Japan and Japanese society through the immediacy and humour of Josie Dew. It's not easy landing unprepared in a country like Japan. The eccentricities of the calendar, the indecipherable postal system, not to mention the alien alphabet, language and culture, have all to be confronted before the disorientated traveller can feel at ease. Trying to ride a bicycle through the streets of one of the most congested cities in the world would seem to compound your problems.

From Kawasaki to Kagoshima, Odawara to Okinawa, Josie discovered a nation rich in dazzling contrasts. The neon and concrete were there in greater abundance than even she had imagined, but so too were bottomless baths, love burgers, long-tailed cocks, musical toilet rolls, oriental Elvis's, cardboard police and a sense of fun belying the population's rigourous work ethic. Far from being the reserved race that she had heard about, the Japanese welcomed her into their homes with bountiful smiles and bows - and skin-scorching baths.
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