I have low expectation for this book
As i have been to Japan for nearly 36 years and read lots of its language, and regular reads its history, songs, and manga anime.
I buy it just because it is a discount item, 50% off. However, on reading it, the author does provide in a typical light smooth practical japanese book style.....and more than that the data provided is really not commonly written in most texts, and to fine practical and real daily life like details.
And there are not few of these sections.
I would give it a 4 star were there no place to put my many 'near but not the best' books