Narrator Gary Furlong enthusiastically delivers this advice on how we can reduce our stress and overreactivity and be happy by adopting aspects of the Japanese way of life. Furlong's authentic pronunciation of Japanese words brings persuasiveness to his discussion of how Japan's attitudes about the relationship between self and the community, along with social rules and rituals, helps set the stage for social cohesiveness and a state of acceptance. While Furlong's animated narration can be playful, it is appropriately balanced with respect--especially in addressing the question of cultural appropriation. This is likely to be an engaging and uplifting listen for those interested in Japanese culture. M.F. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2020
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-0194-6 $24.98
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