Not since George Bush's memorable dinner with the Japanese prime minister has the Land of the Rising Sun seen the likes of a goodwill ambassador like Dave Barry. Join him as he belts out oldies in a karaoke bar, marries a geriatric geisha girl, samples Japan's native cuisine ("things that have eyeballs or suckers or other flagrantly unacceptable organs still attached to them"), experiences the agonies of Kabuki and the ecstasies of karaoke, takes his first bath in public, bows to just about everyone, and explores culture shock in all its numerous humorous forms, including:
Failing to Learn Japanese in Only Five Minutes (Or: "Very Much Good Morning, Sir!")
Humor in Japan (Take My Tofu, Please!)
Sports in Japan ("Yo, Batter! Loudly Make it Fly!"), and much more!
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