Diary of a Tokyo Teen by Christine Mari Inzer
A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes

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Each short, punchy episode combines drawings, photos, observations, and guides...Readers won’t just want to go to Japan by the end of this memoir—they’ll want to go with Inzer.
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A book for comic lovers and Japanophiles of all ages, Diary of a Tokyo Teen presents a unique look at modern-day Japan through a young woman's eyes.

Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. The summer before she turned sixteen, she returned to Tokyo, making a solo journey to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through illustrations, photos, and musings, Inzer documented her journey in a self-published book. Tuttle's new, color edition of Inzer's well-reviewed volume makes this charming travelogue available to a wider audience.

In Diary of a Tokyo Teen, Inzer explores the cutting-edge fashions of Tokyo's trendy Harajuku district, eats the best sushi of her life at the renowned Tsukiji fish market, and hunts down geisha in the ancient city of Kyoto. As she shares the trials and pleasures of travel from one end of a trip to the other, Inzer introduces the host of interesting characters she meets and offers a unique—and often hilarious—look at a fascinating country and an engaging tale of one girl rediscovering her roots.

**Listed as a 2016 Great Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association**
 

About Christine Mari Inzer

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Christine Mari Inzer was born in Tokyo in 1997 to a Japanese mother and an American father. She spent her early years in Japan and relocated to the United States in 2003. She is currently a college freshman.
 
Published September 6, 2016 by Tuttle Publishing. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Each short, punchy episode combines drawings, photos, observations, and guides...Readers won’t just want to go to Japan by the end of this memoir—they’ll want to go with Inzer.

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