am 9. Januar 1999
As a newcomer to Japan from the U.S., I really thought this book was adorable. I kept turning the pages and exclaiming over everything I'd actually seen here. I've perused lots of books about Japan and its culture, and this one was by far the most entertaining and humorously factual one I've seen. Betty's funny illustrations and clever captions make this very light reading. I sent a copy to my in-laws for Christmas because they're visiting us in the Spring and they LOVE it!
am 23. August 1998
I purchased this book before traveling to Japan with my 12 year old son. The pictures in this book were humerous and helpful allowing both of us to understand more of the culture that we were seeing at every turn in Tokyo and indeed all over Japan. It also helped my 6 year old daughter, who did not travel to Japan with us, to imagine what we were seeing. When I speak of a Japanese toilet she can see exactly what I mean.