Ruth Kanagy Moon Living Abroad in Japan

ISBN 13: 9781612382975

Moon Living Abroad in Japan

3.88 avg rating
( 65 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781612382975: Moon Living Abroad in Japan

Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is an expert on Japanese culture. In Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Kanagy lends her insight on how to navigate the language and culture of Japan, outlining all the information needed in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner. Whether it's an apartment in Tokyo or a mountain retreat in Nagano, there's a place that matches your budget, needs, and dreams—and Kanagy uses her firsthand knowledge of Japan to ensure that you have all the tools you need to obtain visas, arrange your finances, find employment, and choose schools for your kids.

Packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, plus extensive color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Japan will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ruthy Kanagy was born in Tokyo and grew up on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. After finishing high school in Japan and higher education in the United States, Ruthy taught English and Japanese language and culture for 22 years at universities in the United States and Japan. She also translated a Japanese children's book, The Park Bench.

When she started cycling in earnest in 2000, she discovered the joy of traveling under her own power, without reliance on fossil fuels. A highlight was touring Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan—exploring her roots and visiting the places her family had lived when she was young. The mountains, caldera lakes, hot springs, rugged seacoast, and wildflowers were just as she remembered.

In 2006, Ruthy organized Japan Cycle Tours to introduce cyclists to Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kyoto, and other areas. She is convinced that encountering new cultures on a bicycle makes you more approachable and brings you closer to local people. Currently, Ruthy is a bicycle travel consultant at Green Gear Cycling/Bike Friday, builders of custom, high-performance bicycles that pack into a suitcase for air travel. Her job is to help people design the bikes they need for adventures around the world. She is also studying French and Korean in hopes of further exploring the globe by pedal power.

Other than annual trips to Japan, Ruthy calls Eugene, Oregon home; her daughters and grandson live in New York City.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

"What I Love About Japan"

Nadeshiko Japan, the women’s national soccer team, winning the 2011 World Cup and galvanizing the country.
That ramen noodle shops have distinctive flavors in each region.
The Astro Boy melody from the ’60s at Takada-no-baba station in Tokyo, which signals the closing train doors.
Trains arriving on time and during rush hour, conductors helping to push people on.
Food carts on long-distance trains, which offer coffee, boxed lunches, and frozen mikan (mandarin oranges) in summer.
That political campaigns last only two weeks by law.
Omoiyari people who put the welfare of others before their own comfort.
The hearty Irasshaimase” and Arigatoo gozaimasu” by the entire staff to welcome customers in banks, stores, restaurants, and hotels.
Quiet gardens and parks, where grandparents walk with their grandchildren.
Sinking into an outdoor onsen (hot springs) and gazing up at snow-covered mountains.
Sipping matcha (powdered green tea) and nibbling on a sweet in a Japanese garden.
That konbini (convenience stores) are truly convenient, with 10 kinds of salads, 20 kinds of onigiri (rice balls), and 30 kinds of entrées.
Vending machines everywhere with hot and cold drinks, corn soup, sake, and beer.
Half-off sushi, sashimi, and deli items, 30 minutes before closing at supermarkets.
Temple bells ringing in the New Year with 108 gongs, along with sweet amazake to drink.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ruth Kanagy
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Books-FYI, Inc.
(Cadiz, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. May have normal shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 23MA3600ZDEC

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kanagy, Ruth
Published by Moon Travel
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Moon Travel. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1612382975 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI689971

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ruth Kanagy
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Paperback. Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is an expert on Japanese culture. In Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Kanagy lends her insight on how to navigate the language and culture .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.350. Bookseller Inventory # 9781612382975

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kanagy, Ruth
Published by Avalon Travel Pub (2013)
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avalon Travel Pub, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 3rd edition. 350 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1612382975

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ruth Kanagy
Published by Moon Travel (2013)
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herons' Nest Books
(Kings Langley, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Moon Travel, 2013. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 3rd Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000306

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ruth Kanagy
Published by Moon Travel (2013)
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Moon Travel, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1612382975

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ruthy Kanagy
Published by Hachette Australia (2013)
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Australia, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is an expert on Japanese culture. In Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Kanagy lends her insight on how to navigate the language and culture of Japan, outlining all the information needed in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner. Whether it's an apartment in Tokyo or a mountain retreat in Nagano, there's a place that matches your budget, needs, and dreams,and Kanagy uses her firsthand knowledge of Japan to ensure that you have all the tools you need to obtain visas, arrange your finances, find employment, and choose schools for your [Url removed]ed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, plus extensive colour and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Japan will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-47096506

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.90
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kanagy, Ruth
Published by Moon Travel (2013)
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Moon Travel, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111612382975

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ruth Kanagy
ISBN 10: 1612382975 ISBN 13: 9781612382975
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Paperback. Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is an expert on Japanese culture. In Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Kanagy lends her insight on how to navigate the language.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.350. Bookseller Inventory # 9781612382975

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds