Monocle Book of Japan

It's a country that is both so visible and mysterious to the rest of the world and one that has become so beloved by both its citizens and the throngs of tourists who visit and plan to visit the country each year. Monocle collects years of reporting on Japan with a unique look into one of the most fascinating cultures in the world. 

"Japan may be one of the world’s biggest economies, a global leader in everything from architecture to food and a country whose brands have flourished around the world, but it remains a bit of a mystery. Somehow it is simultaneously familiar and hard to fathom – or it has been, until now. This book is the culmination of years of reporting across the country by Monocle and it delivers a unique insight into the people, places and products that define Japan. Whether you’re planning a visit or simply curious, The Monocle Book of Japan will unpack the nation for you. We’ll take you from snowy Hokkaido in the north to the tropical southern islands of Okinawa and, along the way, deep-dive into the worlds of culture, design, retail and more. It’s Japan revealed as never before."

£45 (approx. $57), monocle.com

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