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Ellinor's Litventures

This blog is about my literary adventures in different genres. I like variety in my reading and will read books from most genres but particulary book with some literary merit.

Mit Staunen und Zittern - Amélie Nothomb, Wolfgang Krege Stupeur et Tremblement gives an intesting insight into the world of Japanese work attitudes. It is told from the perspective of a Western woman who spent part of her childhood in Japan and speaks perfect Japanese. She decides to work in Japan for one year. Her background should make it easier for her to adjust than to other Western people but she still struggles a lot: the Japanese culture and the constant fear to loose one's face are just too different from what we know.