Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.
"Umai! (Nicely done!) De Mente makes Japanese accessible to English
speakers." -Bradley K. Martin, former Tokyo Bureau Chief,
"The book subtitle reflects its goal precisely: to express 1,000 different ideas with just 100 keys words and phrases. If you have absolutely no knowledge of Japanese, this book will come to your rescue." - Japan Travel blog