Book Review: Japan's Cultural Codewords

To most Westerners, the far east can be a very exotic by having an air of mystery. It is located in the center of Europe, and shares borders with Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and also the Netherlands, as well since the North Sea. J-pop virtually means pop culture from Japan and regardless of this small inland's size its fan base is growing world-wide.

The explanations are detailed yet an easy task to understand, and sometimes come with colorful anecdotes from De Mente's personal experience and also the experiences of his many associates in Japan. .