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Rules of Beautiful Hair

Rules of Beautiful Hair

Throw away your expensive shampoo.
You don’t need any special beauty treatment.
Coloring is totally safe.

Getting the beautiful hair that you see on TV and in the pages of magazines is not out of reach. All you need for incredible hair is to understand the truth of effective hair care. In his practice, Teramura specializes fixing broken hair and making it beautiful once again.

Rules of Beautiful Hair can help anyone their hair care goals!

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Rules of Four

4 Types Who Bolster the Team

Many books emphasize the importance of winning the hearts and minds of the people, but this book is exceptional in that it instructs how to change communication method depending on the type of the person you are dealing with. The author is one of the pioneering certified coaches (accredited by the International Coach Federation) in Japan and is also one of the best business coaches in this country.  

The Controller exercises leadership with his/her ability to act; the Promoter lifts the team spirit by telling a dream and ideal; the Supporter focuses on consensusbuilding and harmonization within the team; and the Analyzer objectively makes assessment of the situation. Surely these 4 types can be found in any organization, and it is crucial to comprehend them correctly in order to succeed in business and human relations. If you are having a problem in handling your subordinates, or communicating with your colleagues or superiors, try some of the methods suggested in this book, and you will find a right answer.

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Saving Children from Radiation Risk

Saving Children from Radiation Risk

Countless people have been deprived of jobs and own home after the nuclear power plant incident which has created growing concern for children's health in future, and at the same time they are losing trust in Japanese government due to their irresponsible and irrational decisions. In this book, Professor Kodama at Tokyo University, the leading figure of research on internal exposure, and his ‘comrade' Professor Kaneko at Keio University re-illustrate what was truly happening behind the whole incident and what we all should do in order to save children from radiation risk.

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Saving Japan

Saving Japan

In the wake of the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, people across Japan began to take a more critical look at the state of the nation, its politicians, and the future of the country than ever before. In response to this growing social dialogue, Fuji Television’s Prime News began a special series examining ten of the most pervasive social and political problems facing Japan today:

- Birthrate decline and the rapid aging of society

- Social instability

- Energy

- Dangers to public finance

- Strategies for growth

- Diplomacy and security

- Gaps between the nation, urban, and rural areas

- Education

- Politics and leadership

This collection of interviews feature on Prime News will not only help readers gain insight into the issues plaguing a post-3.11 Japan, but also provide them with hints and tips for business, as well as opportunities to reflect upon and analyze similar social problems facing their own or other countries abroad.

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Scheduling Techniques for Housewives

Scheduling Techniques for Housewives

It is difficult to manage housewife’s tasks – not to mention the diverse range of chores they do on an irregular basis. Author Yuki Adakura explains that if you apply the right scheduling techniques, you can manage them easily and also make some time for family and your hobbies. With diagrams and charming illustrations, this book explains the scheduling techniques that the author herself invented, which have helped her become a so-called ‘charismatic housewife.’

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Secrets to Chain Store Success

Secrets to Chain Store Success

Though it has become more and more difficult to sell products and services as the Japanese economy worsens, some businesses have experienced growth in their revenue. This book provides detailed case studies of six such Japanese chain store chains, with Yasuo Negishi, a bestselling journalist of non-fiction books, revealing their secrets to business success and the and real intentions behind key personnel who made them possible.

Learn how major chain stores such as K’s Electronics, ABC Cooking School, and the glasses retailer JINS stay abreast of their competitors through Negishi’s engaging case studies that cover everything from business philosophy, unique strategies and techniques that make the stores stand out from the rest, and techniques used to draw in and keep customers.

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Shakespeare’s Words of Love

Shakespeare’s Words of Love

Author Eriko Ogawa has selected the best quotes on love and romance from the universally respected William Shakespeare and adapted them into modern words. With one quote per page, Shakespeare’s Words of Love is simple to read and conveys timeless thoughts on love and romance that apply to both East and West today.

From Romeo and Juliet, to Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Anthony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Words of Love presents to readers quotes that express the pain, frustrations, joys, and sadness of love. This volume contains a special index that includes summaries of Shakespeare’s plays, allowing readers who are completely unfamiliar with Shakespeare to still enjoy this book.

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Simply Zen

Simply Zen: Vegetarian Cooking to Satisfy the Soul

One vital aspect to the Zen sect of Buddhism is monks’ adherence to a strictly vegetarian diet. Eating neither meat nor fish, monks also avoid ingredients like garlic, onion, leeks, and chives. As a result, the food prepared in Zen monasteries is healthy, low-calorie, accentuates the most subtle of flavors, and can even be eaten to help detox the body. The recipes contained in Simply Zen can all be made in three easy steps, leaving cooks with beautiful, healthful dishes that can be enjoyed as a regular meal or presented to guests. 

The activities undertaken by the author Aoe have been introduced on various media abroad.

Publicity updates:

- Article on army.mil regarding temple cuisine tasting event held at Zama army camp

- Article on Asahi Shimbun international edition 

- Aoe went on air on MINESTA on Radio Nippon (11 Jan, 2013)

Simply Zen featured on HANAKO magazine (edition 24 Jan, 2013) and Weekly Diamond magazine (edition 19 Feb, 2013) 

- Aoe's activity has been featured on NHK program (14 Feb, 2013)

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Social Media Revolution

Social Media Revolution

Mass media of the past followed a strict top-bottom pattern of distributing information, with the masses relying upon mass media for news and data. However, as social media outlets continue to increase in popularity and prevalence, the traditional top-bottom pattern has been reversed, with users being the ones spreading information to the masses. With social media expanding rapidly in the United States, it is likely that it will overtake traditional media outlets in the coming years.

Social media blogger and journalist Tachiiri investigates how social media in the United States is revolutionizing the media industry, and provides predictions for how it will effect Japanese users and industry alike. Though his analysis, Tachiiri provides a number of measures we should take to prepare for the upcoming global waves of the social media revolution.

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Solar Plants in Outer Space

SPACE-BASED SOLAR POWER STATION

Due to the disastrous accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant caused by the 3.11 Tōhoku Earthquake and tsunami, energy reform was needed to avoide dependence on nuclear power. The author suggests that we can tackle this energy shortage with Solar Power Satellite (SPS) construction. SPS is a satellite that can deliver the electricity generated from the solar cell panel to the earth by converting it into microwave. The field of SPS is the key tool with high expectation for the survival of mankind in the coming future, where Japan’s first-class techniques can lead the whole world. A pioneer who has spent most of his life on both domestic and international projects on SPS research, the author illustrates its possibility and hopeful future. It is a must-read, especially for those in disaster-hit Japan, as the nation attempts to stand up once again and take a step forward in space.

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