A Sports Travellers Guide to Japan (Paperback)

The Essential Guide to Enjoying International Sporting Events

By Megan Andrew

New Holland Publishers, 9781869665241, 128pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2019

List Price: 12.99*
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Japan will be the focus of sports fans over the next few years as it is hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2019, the Olympics in 2020, and the World Masters in 2021. This guide is a must-have for all fans attending sporting fixtures and aims to help you get by no matter how much or little Japanese you speak and successfully navigate language, cultural, and sporting situations you will encounter as you travel round the country and attend sports events with tips on everything from purchasing rail passes and sorting mobile coverage, to eating etiquette, how to support your team without offending anyone and what to wear on your feet when you go to the toilet. This guide demystifies cultural practices and offers lots of sensible practical advice that will cut stress levels so a fan’s stay in Japan is enjoyable. It includes: Top 2 things to do before you leave Top 2 things to do when you arrive, Top 10 things not to do while there, Top 10 Japanese modern sporting heroes, 5 most unusual foods, How to be a sports fan in Japan.

About the Author

Megan Andrew has been learning and teaching Japanese for the best part of 30 years. Megan is a New Zealand trained teacher of Japanese and has taught in New Zealand and Australia. She has experienced travel and international relocation as a student, teacher, mother and “trailing spouse”. Megan is currently running Gear Up to Thrive, providing language and cultural courses for travelers to Japan, whether on short trips or for mid- and long-term relocation.