Instant Japanese allows you to quickly and easily meet people, go shopping, ride the subway, ask for directions, order food and drink, and much more. This thoroughly revised edition of Boye Layfayette De Mente's classic, best-selling phrase book shows students and travellers how to maximise their communication skills. The idea is simple - learn 100 words and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which words to learn.
Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.