• 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

Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 28/03/2024
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Abroad in Japan
An enjoyable read
I enjoyed this! I've not watched Chris' videos, and haven't really got a particular interest in Japan, but I liked the premise so gave it a go, and found i... READ MORE
Megan at Peterborough
Abroad in Japan
Witty and informative.
It's hard to overstate just how likeable this book is. It's comprehensive in its coverage of Broad's life in Japan and the experiences he's had there but I... READ MORE
Connor at Lisburn/Craigavon
Abroad in Japan
A wildly entertaining travel memoir
Abroad in Japan is the delightful memoir of travel YouTuber Chris Broad, where he tells the hilarious and heartfelt story of his time living and working in... READ MORE
Lisa Hurd
Abroad in Japan
Fascinating and fun
This has sold so well in hard back in the shop I felt it was time to read it. In essence a travelogue of Chris Broad’s time in Japan from being part of ... READ MORE
Big Bearded Bookseller
Abroad in Japan
10/10 will read again
I recommend this book to anyone interested in Japan, Chris Broad, or both. This book gives a brilliant insight into life in Japan and Japanese culture thr... READ MORE
Abroad in Japan
Very Easy Read
Despite never watching his youtube channel or knowing anything about him this book was extremely fun, it was charming and a surprisingly quick read for a n... READ MORE
Abroad in Japan
Slice of life in rural Japan followed by cat cafes and missiles.
This is definitely a book in 2 parts. The first, that covers about 60-70% of the book, recounts the author’s time as an English language school teacher in ... READ MORE
Amanda - Redhill
Abroad in Japan
An interesting look into life in Japan!
Abroad in Japan is such a wonderful insight into the customs and culture of Japan. Chris writes in such an accessible and interesting way which is very inf... READ MORE
Chloe at Meadowhall


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: 9781804992227
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 222g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 20 mm

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Abroad in Japan
amazing book!!!
I came across the Abroad in Japan YouTube channel a few weeks ago, and was recommended this book by a friend. I've never read a book so quickly it was so h... READ MORE
Emily Burke
Abroad in Japan
Excellent Writing
This book is so easy to read, and is extremely informative. Even without ever seeing any of his videos, you can tell that he has a great personality, and i... READ MORE
Summer Finch