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Mission People

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The author states that “almost the entire consulting in this world has not been able to solve real problems, because they all lack of missions that sustain motivation at high level.” The former youngest executive of McKinsey & Company reveals problem-solving strategies that no one has ever written. In this book, based on a fictional story of an airline company, the author explains ways to define missions and how it changes your work and business as a whole.

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Mode de Vie Luxueux

Mode de Vie Luxueux

Rather than spending your days surrounded by the same old and tired objects, why not start living a life filled with beauty and elegance?

Surround yourself with beauty and you'll find yourself becoming more and more beautiful from the inside out. Whether traveling abroad, going on a cruise, attending a party, or going to a museum, all of the activities in this book are of the highest grade. With a dress code appendix in the back to help you look stylish and appropriate at all times, readers will be ready for any occasion.

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MOIMOI

MOIMOI

This illustration caught the sight of infants.

 

We started and promoted the "Infant Study Picture-book Project" which is to create a picture-book for infants through scientific study.

 

We implemented various experiments in this project. When we were studying what shapes infants visualize to the phrase "MOIMOI" an illustration caught the sight of infants, and the infants kept staring at it. The degree of attention was more than double that of other illustrations.

 

We thought that there was something special about this illustration that drew the sight of the infants, and created the picture-book with the "MOIMOI" character from this experience. It was amazing when this picture-book was shown to infants! The character in this picture-book drew an overwhelmingly high level of attention that even drew the attention of a crying infant.

 

This illustration which catches the sight of infants was found unexpectedly during the study, even though it was not the initial purpose of the study.

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MoiMoi & Kily

MoiMoi & Kily

MoiMoi looks like this

Kily looks like this

Infants selected the pictures from images of the phrase.

There is a psychology experiment called the Bouba/kiki effect. This experiment is to show a jagged shape and a rounded shape to people, and ask them which of these shapes is bouba and which is kiki.

Most of the people selected the jagged shape as "kiki," and the rounded shape as "bouba." We naturally seem to connect sounds and shapes.

This picture-book was completed after a similar experiment like bouba and kiki was performed with infants. The shape which may be visualized by infants when they hear the phrase "MoiMoi" and "Kily," travels through the world of onomatopoeia.

Enjoy the marvelous connection between phrases and shapes with your baby.

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Moody Older Brother, Irresponsible Younger Brother

Moody Older Brother, Irresponsible Younger Brother

Bestselling author of Men Who Don’t Listen, Women Who Don’t Explain, and communication expert, Tatsunari Iota brings us his newest work on communication styles based on birth order.

Just like in earlier works, this book emphasizes that knowing the communication style of those around you (and of course your own) will help you communicate smoothly in every situation you may encounter!

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My Answers Book I Ching

My Answers Book I Ching

The oldest divination book in the world, frequently cited by great figures from both East and West as an invaluable source of guidance, is presented in a fresh, stylish new format. Heavily influencing both Eastern and Western philosophy, the I Ching acts as both an oracle as well as a volume of profound wisdom. In My Answers Book I Ching, readers can find the answers to all their questions and worries by opening the book to whatever page they’ re drawn to. This beautiful clothbound hardcover makes the perfect gift for yourself or others.

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My Kitchen Gardening Life

My Kitchen Gardening Life

Junko Nakamura’s comic book styled guide depicts easy and fun ways to manage kitchen gardening. This autobiographical book chronicles a year of her life as her relationship with gardening transforms from a minor hobby to lifestyle.

After being shocked by the expensive prices of vegetables, Nakamura decides to try growing her own at home with a kitchen garden starter kit. After successfully growing mushrooms, onions, herbs, and carrots indoors, she decides to try her hand at balcony gardening next. In no time at all she finds herself renting out a plot at her local community garden, working her way up to growing cultivating a wider variety of vegetables while dealing with pests, bad weather, and other challenges.

Included in the book are recommendations for when and where to plant vegetables, what gardening tools to buy, how to deal with unexpected problems, and how to use the internet to your advantage.

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Nami on the Whale Island

Nami on the Whale Island

What happens when a whale and a seagull find a young girl lost in the middle of the ocean? They decide to raise a girl together, but obviously, there are many challenges facing their childbearing…

Every single creature in the ocean knows Jima the whale—Jima’s body and heart are as big as an island. One day, in the midst of a wild storm, Jima finds a young girl drifting through the high waves. Jima saves her and ends up raising her on his back. At first Jima struggles a lot, but with cooperation from other sea creatures, he manages to raise Nami the girl. When Nami becomes 5 years old, they decide to go on an exploration to discover Magic Ocean. However, the journey is a challenging one that will put them in danger…

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Natsume Soseki Next Door

Natsume Soseki Next Door

Natsume Soseki Next Door offers a glimpse into the personal life of one of Japan’s most famous authors.  A brilliant and prolific writer, he was a man of many contradictions.  He enchanted Japan, and indeed the literary world, during his short 49 years on this planet with his novels, letters, haiku as well as traditional Chinese poetry, and memorable quotes.  More than simply a biography, this work weaves together fiction and non-fiction for a funny and entertaining story that even readers unfamiliar with Natsume Soseki will enjoy.

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Natsume Soseki Next Door

Natsume Soseki Next Door

Natsume Soseki Next Door offers a glimpse into the personal life of one of Japan’s most famous authors.  A brilliant and prolific writer, he was a man of many contradictions.  He enchanted Japan, and indeed the literary world, during his short 49 years on this planet with his novels, letters, haiku as well as traditional Chinese poetry, and memorable quotes.  More than simply a biography, this work weaves together fiction and non-fiction for a funny and entertaining story that even readers unfamiliar with Natsume Soseki will enjoy.

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