The Japan Series

Shinkansen! Inside the Japanese Bullet Train Network

An introduction to the Japanese shinkansen network. Although written to appeal to school children, the content will be of interest to train enthusiasts of all ages. Find out about the different regional shinkansen networks and where they run in Japan. Compare the performance of the 320km/h E5 class bullet train with a regular commuter train and learn why the track in the Seikan tunnel has three rails and not two.

Daily Japanese

Whether you will be in Japan for a day or a year this is your go to primer on Japanese for everyday situations. Includes audio.

Lost in Meetings

Yes, business in Japan is different. This book gives you the skinny on the key phrases and business customs so that you don't feel quite so lost in meetings. Read it on the plane on the way over so that you can order beer like a local and impress colleagues with a timely yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Includes audio.

Inside Track: Japan

Pop culture and more from the team that writes the ever popular Japan Visitor blog. A veritable cornucopia of information for the curious visitor, this collection includes far off islands and the game center around the corner.