An Indiana Hoosier in Lord Tsugaru's Court

Musings of an American Expatriate Living in Rural Japan
  • Published: March 2009
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 300
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781440121647

Since the summer of 1979 when Todd Jay Leonard first visited Japan as a summer exchange student, he has had an on going relationship with this fascinating country and its people.

Writing from the perspective of someone living and working in Japan, he delivers a firsthand account of daily Japanese life through this collection of short essays written in the style of personal letters. Each composition offers commentary on a wide range of topics and issues including the culture, history, education, language, society, and religion of modern Japan.

How do Japanese people celebrate holidays? What are the educational and political systems like? What types of festivals are there in Japan? What are some of the customs and traditions of the the Japanese people?

An Indiana Hoosier in Lord Tsugaru's Court answers these and many other questions through engaging and humorous illustrations that transport the reader to modern Japan. The author's friendly, down-to-earth (yet authoritative) style is informative and educational allowing anyone who has an interest in learning about Japan and its people to enjoy its subject matter.