• Abroad in Japan
  • Abroad in Japan
  • Abroad in Japan
  • Abroad in Japan
  • Abroad in Japan
  • Abroad in Japan
  • Abroad in Japan
  • Abroad in Japan

Abroad in Japan

Travel Writing
Hardback Published on: 03/08/2023
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Abroad in Japan
Sarcastic fried-chicken loving YouTube megastar brings his unique perspective on Japan to book
Chris Broad has become one of the most successful expatriate YouTubers vlogging on Japan, and his decade in the country has now become the subject of this ... READ MORE
John Wilson
Abroad in Japan
Inspirational Japanese travelogue
This is honestly one of the best travel books I’ve ever read. Chris’s journey through Japan over many years is here in all its glory. Describing the incred... READ MORE
Abroad in Japan
So, so true.
This is Japan as it is. Everything Chris Broad has written here is so, so true. Read it and.....laugh, then book your flight and experience it for yourself... READ MORE
Bookseller Southampton - West Quay
Abroad in Japan
Couldn't put it down!
This was such an amazing experience. As someone who is fascinated by Japan this book provided me with some really incredible insight into the Japanese cult... READ MORE
Patrycja Kostecka
Abroad in Japan
An alternative guide to Japan
Thanks to the publishers for a copy of the book. I have been intrigued by Japan for many years and couldn’t wait to read Abroad in Japan. I loved it. Ch... READ MORE
Kerry-Anne from Waterstones Newry
Abroad in Japan
Informative and wonderfully entertaining!
Abroad in Japan is an insightful and entertaining read about Chris Broad’s experiences living and working in Japan. Through his narration we get to see all... READ MORE
Laura at Blackpool
Abroad in Japan
Frank, Funny, Fantastic
What a treat this was. I love Japanese authors and all things Japan, and just when I thought I'd heard it all, Chris Board comes along and adds a whole new... READ MORE
Emma Pullar
Abroad in Japan
An informative and entertaining glimpse into life in Japan.
I couldnt put this down, which is unusual for me and Non-fiction as I generally find the genre difficult to get absorbed in and find myself either reading ... READ MORE
Jodie - Plymouth Drake Circus


When Englishman Chris Broad landed in a rural village in northern Japan he wondered if he'd made a huge mistake. With no knowledge of the language and zero teaching experience, was he about to be the most quickly fired English teacher in Japan's history? Abroad in Japan charts a decade of living in a foreign land and the chaos and culture clash that came with it. Packed with hilarious and fascinating stories, this book seeks out to unravel one the world's most complex cultures. Spanning ten years and all forty-seven prefectures, Chris takes us from the lush rice fields of the countryside to the frenetic neon-lit streets of Tokyo. With blockbuster moments such as a terrifying North Korean missile incident, a mortifying experience at a love hotel and a week spent with Japan's biggest movie star, Abroad in Japan is an extraordinary and informative journey through the Land of the Rising Sun.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781787637078
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 437g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 31 mm

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Abroad in Japan
Life in Japan ….
Japan is one of those countries where you feel total culture shock when you visit. The society is a total juxtaposition of high-end modern life and a tr... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
Abroad in Japan
Hilariously Good!
Even though I never watched any videos of Abroad in Japan, as someone intrigued by the country, I found the book amazingly written, with a big touch of hum... READ MORE
Abroad in Japan
Entertaining, eye-opening and educational - an absolute delight!
As a reader that particularly enjoys great travel-writing, I found Chris Broad’s account of his first 10 years in Japan an absolute joy from beginning to e... READ MORE
Nick A
Abroad in Japan
A hilarious non-fic you can read in one sitting.
I’ve been following Chris’ journey across Japan for a few years now. Me and my husband, who’s been watching Chris since the very first video, have done mul... READ MORE
Sophie Davidson
Abroad in Japan
Alternative insight to life in Japan
Great as an autobiography if your a Chris broad fan, plus brilliant for fans of travel books
Abroad in Japan
Not Sure a Book that the world needed
A blogger writes a book about the way he became a blogger. I was expecting some sort of Bill Bryson does Japan, or something similar. What you get is som... READ MORE
John  Gilligan
Abroad in Japan
A Hilarious Travel Through Japan, Broad Style!
As a follower of Chris’ YouTube channel since almost the very beginning, I was super excited when he announced he was writing this book… and it did not dis... READ MORE
Sarah Courduff
Abroad in Japan
Amazing story
I’ve watched Chris for a long time. Since I was around 12-13. This book just brought the stories he’s mentioned before (and new ones) to life and more in d... READ MORE
Lily Anne
Abroad in Japan
Great fun read!
Reading this makes me look forward to my trip to Japan next year even more!
Anna Garner
Abroad in Japan
A Book of Two Halves
I was bought this book as a present prior to an impending visit to Japan. “Spanning ten years and all 47 prefectures…..” goes the blurb on the inside cover... READ MORE