The Monocle Book of Japan

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Japan may be one of the world’s biggest economies, a global leader in everything from architecture to food and a country whose brands have flourished around the world, but it remains a bit of a mystery. Somehow it is simultaneously familiar and hard to fathom – or it has been, until now. This book is the culmination of years of reporting across the country by Monocle and it delivers a unique insight into the people, places and products that define Japan. Whether you’re planning a visit or simply curious, The Monocle Book of Japan will unpack the nation for you. We’ll take you from snowy Hokkaido in the north to the tropical southern islands of Okinawa and, along the way, deep-dive into the worlds of culture, design, retail and more. It’s Japan revealed as never before.

'The Monocle Book of Japan' will be released and dispatched on the 14 May, with complimentary delivery in the UK, the EU, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.

If your order includes multiple items, shipping costs will apply. Your order confirmation will show both in-stock and pre-ordered items. Pre-ordered items will be delivered separately, as soon as they arrive in stock. Payment for pre-ordered items will be taken as usual.

Details & care

Features: 306 pages, hardcover with gold foil

Published by: Monocle

Printed in: Germany

Dimensions: 30cm x 22.5cm x 2.5cm
(11.8in x 8.8in x 1in)

Delivery & returns

International delivery via UPS.

You may return or exchange within 14 days. To learn more please visit our FAQs.



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