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A Business Course to Improve Your Leadership

A Business Course to Improve Your Leadership

“The lost 30 years” of Japanese economy offers us a lot of lessons. The biggest lesson from this time is the

importance of leadership. This book outlines where Japan went wrong in its leadership development and how true leadership can be restored. With a plenty of real cases, this is a must-read for aspiring leaders.

Sharp Corporation, Japan Airlines, NISSAN… Japan witnessed countless cases where true leaders saved giant corporations from their sinking ships. Great leadership determines a company’s performance. Yes, it’s clear. And the fact that Japanese economy is still struggling to recover from “the lost 30 years” proves Japan’s lack of leadership development. The million seller author Kazuyoshi Komiya is here to teach us what we need to do to restore true leadership in companies—”leadership is something we can learn, and develop.” 

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A Coloring Book of Japan Heian picture scrolls

A Coloring Book of Japan Heian picture scrolls

A Coloring Book of Japan Heian picture scrolls.

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A Coloring Book of Kabuki Picture Scrolls

A Coloring Book of Kabuki Picture Scrolls

Whether you are familiar with Kabuki or not, this coloring book will delight you.  Over one hundred pages of scenes from famous Kabuki plays including Kanjincho, Yoshitsune Senbonzakura, and Chushingura.  A Coloring Book of Kabuki Picture Scrolls is the latest masterpiece from illustrator Junko Suzuki with help from famed Kabuki actor Somegoro Ichikawa.

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A Gift From You: Love

A Gift From You: Love

What makes a human life beautiful is neither money nor power. It’s people who make your world upside down, completely transformed. That is, love. People love for different reasons, and each love emits its own light. We are moved by the intensity and beauty of these different forms of love.      A Gift From You: Love is a jewelry box of beautiful words, full of gratitude for significant people in your life. Your best friend, your lover, your parents… give this compact book to people you love and care about, and express your appreciation for their being in your life. 

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A Hundred Views of Lovely

A Hundred Views of Lovely

When exactly is the moment when two people fall in love?  Sometimes it seems that love comes in on tiptoes, regardless of time or place.  A calm and collected college girl, a beautiful and brilliant 11-year old, and a mythical creature disguised as a human?!  What results is not quite love, but more than just friendship. 

This is Hajime Humino’s first collection of short stories!

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A Japanese Dermatologist Living in Paris Reveals the Truth about Cosmetics that Women's Magazines Never Tell You

A Japanese Dermatologist Living in Paris Reveals the Truth about Cosmetics that Women's Magazines Never Tell You

The popular Japanese dermatologist currently residing in Paris, Mana Iwamoto, reveals how dangerous and misleading the information that cosmetics magazines convey to readers really is. Iwamoto, who has also created her own line of cosmetics, offers correct knowledge about cosmetic products, providing answers to your everyday questions and concerns, while comparing the latest approaches to beauty in France and Japan. This book contains an honest, fact-based approach to skin care that only an experienced and well-informed dermatologist could know.

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A Lady’s Ribbon Book

A Lady’s Ribbon Book

This book gathers all the information you need on the use of ribbons in one place. From how to tie ribbons on gifts, the use of ribbons in interior design, and even how to use ribbons as a filing tool, A Lady’s Ribbon Book is the ultimate resource on ribbons and ribbon-making. Learn how to use ribbons beautifully from a function-based approach. This small book contains illustrations and is written in simple language, making it a perfect gift.

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A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life

A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life

We tend to think of the morning as a rushed, hectic time of day. A Leisurely Morning Can Change Your Life will teach you how to turn morning into your ally, a time we you can gather your thoughts, relax, and prepare to face the day with your best foot forward.

In today’s age of digital distractions, there has never been a better time to reclaim your morning, your free time, and your life.

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A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Its Italian edition was published by Antonio Vallardi s.u.r.l. in November 2012.

To Buddhist monks, cleaning is one of their cardinal trainings, leading to their reputation as cleaning pros amongst monks. This book introduces Zen Buddhism methods on how to clean stains, dirt, and the outdoors as well as ways to get rid of anxieties and obsessions. The step-by-step instructions in this book will help you cleanse your soul while becoming a better cleaner.

From the Introduction:

“We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. The time we spend carefully cleaning out every nook and cranny of the temple grounds is extremely fulfilling. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It’s not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today’s busy world today needs it.

The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it’s like to be a monk in training.

I hope you enjoy applying the cleaning techniques introduced here in your home. There’s nothing complicated about them. If you wish to cultivate your mind at home, everyday domestic chores will immediately become a way to do it. This will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that daily housework is an opportunity to contemplate self.”

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A Monk’s Guide to Staying Calm: 45 Morning and Evening Routine Habits

A Monk’s Guide to Staying Calm: 45 Morning and Evening Routine Habits

The third book of the Monk Series (the first of the series A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind is now available at Penguin Random House) will teach you how to stay calm in stressful everyday situations.

For those whose work involve high stress situations, it is crucial to establish habits that keep their minds calm and clear. You can come up with many ways to achieve this—running, meditating, and etc.,—but these never really get to the bottom of the problem. It’s time to turn to the time tested wisdom of Zen Buddhism. People in Japan, including former and current prime ministers, have benefited from Buddhism practices. This book is filled with these practical advices, specifically what to do in the morning and evening, in order to stay calm to the end of the day. The author is a practicing monk at a famous Zen temple in Japan, where the government officials of high ranks go seek help.  

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