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Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks From Japan
By Lisa Katayama; illustrations by Joel Holland; Chronicle Books, 2008

"The Japanese have a way of thinking that is infused with equal parts practicality and efficiency, with a defining dose of quirkiness. The results are URAWAZA, a Japanese word for secret lifestyle tricks and techniques... " Chapters include: Healthy Hints For Sick Days; Amaze Your Friends; Beauty School 101; Household Hacks; Behind The Cupboard Door; Laundry Shortcuts; Street Smarts For The Great Outdoors; pb $14.95

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