The xenophobian's guide to the japenese entails a short description of what it is to be a japanese, what do japanese people think of us, and how can you try your best to be a japanese in japan albeit with no successs.
If you come to japan, a land with such a radical and unfamiliar culture, expect to be bamboozeled. It would be nice to have a guide that will help you avoid unnesccerary misunderstandings. also, it might make it easier for one to engage in contact with this discrete people.
The book is written by two japanese and an a british guy, and give a wide perspective on various issues in japanese daylife and tradition. the book is written with much humour, from the japanese-british hybrid type and worth a giggle.
It covers topics such as "table manners", "high tech in a cubicle" and "the various faces of japanese sex". The book contains fundamental terms in japanese which sometimes explains much about what these people value most in life, whether it's order, politeness, subtilty, or kareoki.
As a big fan of the xenophobian guide, I will surely take these book on my future traveling to japan, simply because it might prove handy.