Questioned 3 months ago

How can I find a specific book in a Japanese bookshop? How are the books arranged? By author, company, publisher, other?

I'm particularly interested in rummaging through some second hand bookshops during my visit, like BOOKOFF for example. I want to buy books written in Japanese, not in English. I know hiragana, katakana and around 700 kanji, but I'm not sure how to find books about certain topics or authors even i...

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Questioned 3 months ago

How can I get Shinkasen tickets online ahead of time?

I will be traveling to Japan in March and will be using an all Japan Rail pass for the extensive use of trains while we are there. Almost 30% of this travel will be using Shinkasen for long-haul trips between distant cities. I am very concerned about having to acquire a Shinkasen ticket at the st...

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