Nippon, the land of the rising sun, her geography, her citizens, her industries and agriculture, her manners, and her deities are briefly but specifically revealed here. Using a hypothetical family, the author takes a child into the Japanese home, and, from the first instant of removing the shoes at the outside door, contrasts are drawn between Western and Japanese life. A survey of Japanese history is included, both modern and apocryphal. Alan Jakeman does not indulge in the romantic tendency to stress the exotic but, within a limited form, quite clearly emphasizes that Japan is in possession of a complex society, a society dramatically different from ours, but one with which we may quite peacefully co-exist. Essentially a book to be read as a supplement to school work in geography.