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    Wabi Sabi

    Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life

    by Beth Kempton ...
    Narrated by Beth Kempton ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 17 min

    'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE'More than ever, we need books like this' Jessica Seaton, Co-Founder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, FeastA whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.Wabi sabi ("wah-bi sah-bi") is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, apprecia... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Zen: The Art of Simple Living

    Narrated by Adam Sims ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 37 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Zen: The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno, read by Adam Sims.Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen.Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Zen to modern ... Read more

    $20.83 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tokyo Junkie

    60 Years of Bright Lights and Back Alleys ... and Baseball

    Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 50 min

    Tokyo Junkie is a memoir that plays out over the dramatic sixty-year growth of the megacity Tokyo, once a dark, fetid backwater and now the most populous, sophisticated, and safe urban capital in the world.Follow author Robert Whiting (The Chrysanthemum and the Bat, You Gotta Have Wa, Tokyo Underworld) as he watches Tokyo transform during the 1964 Olympics, rubs shoulders with the Yakuza and comes ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Real Japanese Part 2

    by Max Whittle ...
    Narrated by Max Whittle ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 6 min

    In contrast to formal Japanese text books, Real Japanese is an easy-to-read collection of short stories about Japan, blended with useful phrases and language learning tips.If you are a casual learner or planning on travelling to Japan for a trip, this book will help you break down the language and culture into the real and everyday essentials.This audio book gives an opportunity to hear all the ... Read more

    $7.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Japan, für dich ein Spaziergang!

    Mit diesem Hörbuch wird deine Japanreise ein entspannter Genuss mit viel Spass, Freude und fröhlichen Begegnungen!

    Narrated by Ronja Sakata ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 48 min

    Du denkst in Japan machst du alles falsch und trittst in jedes Fettnäpfchen? Mit diesem Hörbuch lösen sich deine Unsicherheiten und Sorgen in Luft auf, denn du bekommst ein konkretes Drehbuch für Japan, inklusive Japanisch. Deine Reisevorfreude vervielfacht sich und du bekommst ganz viel Lust darauf noch mehr Japanisch zu lernen. Wie? Online mit dem Gratis Japanischkurs der Autorin. ronjasakata ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Japan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    by Paul Norbury ...
    Narrated by Charles Armstrong ...
    series Culture Smart!

    Unabridged

    54 min

    The Japanese people have always seen themselves as a nation uniquely apart. Their exquisite art forms and elegant culture, military prowess and technological precision, have long been the envy of friend and foe alike. Today, even as Japan adapts to a rapidly changing world, its traditional culture and consensus-based philosophy have proved remarkably resilient. Culture Smart! Japan will broaden ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Bells of Old Tokyo

    Travels in Japanese Time

    by Anna Sherman ...
    Narrated by Holly Palance ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours

    As read on BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year AwardLonglisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize'Sherman’s is a special book. Every sentence, every thought she has, every question she asks, every detail she notices, offers something. The Bells of Old Tokyo is a gift . . . It is a masterpiece.' - Spectator</em... ... Read more

    $18.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    What's Left of Me is Yours

    Narrated by Hanako Footman ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 57 min

    A NEW YORK TIMES 'EDITOR'S PICK'ONE OF THE OBSERVER'S 10 BEST DEBUT NOVELISTS OF 2020'Enrapturing' New York Times'A brilliant debut' Louise Doughty'You'll have the heart rate of an Olympic hurdler' Sunday Express'I read it with my heart in my throat' Sara Collins'An exquisitely crafted masterpiece' W... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Asian Journals

    India and Japan

    Narrated by Fred Stella ...
    series The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

    Unabridged

    26 hours 56 min

    At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body of work. However, Campbell had to wait until middle age to visit the lands that inspired him so deeply. In 1954, he took a sabbatical from his teaching position and embarked on a year-long ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Etiquette Guide to Japan

    Know the rules that make the difference!

    Unabridged

    3 hours 42 min

    Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business. Although often ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Learn Japanese with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course: Japanese Made Easy with Your 1 million-best-selling Personal Language Coach

    by Paul Noble ...
    Narrated by Paul Noble ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 9 min

    No books. No long lists of vocabulary. No chance of failure.Welcome to Learn with Paul Noble – a tried and tested language learning method that has been used by over 1 million people to speak fluently and confidently.With Paul Noble’s simple, relaxed approach you will learn in a way that suits you – without having to memorise long lists of words you won’t use; scribbling notes as you listen; or ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Learn Japanese with Stories Volume 2: Momotaro, the Peach Boy

    series Japanese Reader Collection

    Unabridged

    56 min

    For upper beginners of Japanese and higher.Learn Japanese vocabulary while listening to the stories of Momotaro and Usagi to Kame (Tortoise and the Hare).Both stories are presented in four ways:Story read slowlyStory read line-by-line followed by vocabulary in Japanese and EnglishStory read normal speedFinally, the story read in English to cement your understandingThis audiobook w... ... Read more

    $14.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Power of Chowa

    Finding Your Balance Using the Japanese Wisdom of Chowa

    by Akemi Tanaka ...
    Narrated by Susan Hingley ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 35 min

    The Japanese wisdom of chowa offers a fresh perspective on how to live, and new ways both to make space and find balance among the many different directions that modern life pulls us in.Chowa is a Japanese concept that is often translated as 'harmony', but more accurately means 'the search for balance'. Chowa is both a philosophy and a set of practices that can help us get to the heart of what is ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Three Simple Lines

    A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku

    Narrated by Natalie Goldberg ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 23 min

    One of the world’s foremost writing teachers invites readers on a joyful journey into the reading and origins of haikuA haiku is three simple lines. But it is also, as Allen Ginsberg put it, three lines that “make the mind leap.” A good one, he said, lets the mind experience “a small sensation of space which is nothing less than God.” As many spiritual practices seek to do, the haiku’s spare yet ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Real Japanese Part 1

    by Max Whittle ...
    Narrated by Max Whittle ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 6 min

    In contrast to formal Japanese text books, Real Japanese is an easy-to-read collection of short stories about Japan, blended with useful phrases and language learning tips.If you are a casual learner or planning on travelling to Japan for a trip, this book will help you break down the language and culture into the real and everyday essentials.This audio book gives an opportunity to hear all the ... Read more

    $7.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Shinrin-Yoku

    The Art and Science of Forest Bathing

    by Dr Qing Li ...
    Narrated by Ramon Tikaram ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 20 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Shinrin-Yoku by Dr Qing Li, read by Ramon Tikaram.Shinrin = ForestYoku = BathingShinrin-Yoku or forest bathing is the practice of spending time in the forest for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, Shinrin-Yoku is a way to reconnect with nature, from walking mindfully in the woods, to a break in your ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Japan, für dich ein Spaziergang!

    Mit diesem Hörbuch wird deine Japanreise ein entspannter Genuss mit viel Spass, Freude und fröhlichen Begegnungen!

    by Ronja Sakata ...
    Narrated by Ronja Sakata ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 57 min

    Du denkst in Japan machst du alles falsch und trittst in jedes Fettnäpfchen? Mit diesem Hörbuch lösen sich deine Unsicherheiten und Sorgen in Luft auf, denn du bekommst ein konkretes Drehbuch für Japan, inklusive Japanisch. Deine Reisevorfreude vervielfacht sich und du bekommst ganz viel Lust darauf noch mehr Japanisch zu lernen. Wie? Online mit dem Gratis Japanischkurs der Autorin. ronjasakata ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Little Teashop in Tokyo (Romantic Escapes, Book 6)

    by Julie Caplin ...
    Narrated by Charlotte Worthing ...
    series Romantic Escapes #6

    Unabridged

    10 hours 23 min

    ‘Up there with the best of them…A big, fat five stars from me’ Sue Moorcroft‘An irresistible slice of escapism’ Phillipa AshleyGrab your passport and escape to a land of dazzling skyscrapers, steaming bowls of comforting noodles, and a page-turning love story that will make you swoon!For travel blogger Fiona, Japan has always been top of her bucket list so when she wins an all-expenses paid trip, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    101 Amazing Facts about Japan

    Narrated by Charles King ...
    series 101 Amazing Facts #53

    Unabridged

    43 min

    How much do you know about Japan? Whether you’re planning a visit or are just fascinated by Japanese culture, you’ll enjoy learning all about the country famous for kitten cafes, Samurai and the Sky Tree. In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Charles King talks us through over one hundred amazing facts, from interesting information about the country’s climate and geography to famous figures from ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Kokoro

    Japanese Wisdom for a Life Well-lived

    by Beth Kempton ...

    Unabridged

    Kokoro [n.] heart-mind, spiritThis book is an invitation to cultivate stillness and contentment in an ever-changing, uncertain world. Drawing on a thousand years of Japanese literature, culture and philosophical ideas to explore the true nature of time and what it means to be human, Kokoro - which mysteriously translates as 'heart-mind' - is a meditation on living well.Join Japanologist Beth ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Water, Wood, and Wild Things

    Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town

    Narrated by Hannah Kirshner ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 51 min

    **"With this book, you feel you can stop time and savor the rituals of life." --Maira KalmanAn immersive journey through the culture and cuisine of one Japanese town, its forest, and its watershed--where ducks are hunted by net, saké is brewed from the purest mountain water, and charcoal is fired in stone kilns--by an American writer and food stylist who spent years working alongside artisans**One ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Learn Japanese with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part 2: Japanese Made Easy with Your Bestselling Language Coach

    by Paul Noble ...
    Narrated by Paul Noble ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 40 min

    No books. No long lists of vocabulary. No chance of failure.Welcome to Learn with Paul Noble – a tried and tested language learning method that has been used by over 1 million people to speak fluently and confidently.With Paul Noble’s simple, relaxed approach you will learn in a way that suits you – without having to memorise long lists of words you won’t use; scribbling notes as you listen; or ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Learn Japanese with Paul Noble for Beginner’s – Part 1: Japanese Made Easy with Your Bestselling Language Coach

    by Paul Noble ...
    Narrated by Paul Noble ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 23 min

    No books. No long lists of vocabulary. No chance of failure.Welcome to Learn with Paul Noble – a tried and tested language learning method that has been used by over 1 million people to speak fluently and confidently.Take your Japanese to the next level and further your fluency with Paul’s simple, relaxed approach and learn in a way that suits you – without having to memorise long lists of words ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Samurai Road

    Narrated by Lawrence WInkler ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 9 min

    Most remote islands of the imagination conjure up paradise. Japan is an archipelago of puzzlement, lost to the rest of the world for two and a half centuries.From the sands that forged their swords and serenity, they traveled a timeline of temples and shrines and feudal fortresses and flowing mountain streams. On sashimi and soy sauce, green tea over rice, they lived under cherry blossoms and ... Read more

    $47.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial