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For several years Walt Sheldon has been helping visitors and foreign residents to understand and appreciate things Japanese through the medium of his popular weekly radio program "Enjoy Japan" over the U.S. Forces' Far East Network. Now, in his latest book, Mr. Sheldon presents his own "personal and highly unofficial guide" to Japan, its people, places, and outstanding features. In chatty and intimate style he discusses, among other things, such wide-ranging topics as the geisha, the ancient gods, the emperor system, the Japanese "salary man, "resorts, cities, food, costume, language, sports, and theater. The visitor to Japan, as well as the newcomer who has arrived for a longer stay and the Westerner who is just plain interested in this Asian land will find here an assortment of interesting facts wittily presented and charmingly illustrated.

Walt Sheldon has been carrying on a flirtation with Japan for the past ten years, and we rather suspect that it has developed into a lasting love affair. He has lived since 1951 in Tokyo, where his daily routine finds him gravitating between the nearest sushi shop and the offices of the Far East Network, where he is Director of Production.

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