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Play to Learn: Combine Neuroscience and Fun to Boost Your Child's Intelligence

Play to Learn: Combine Neuroscience and Fun to Boost Your Child's Intelligence

“Why does my child always do poorly on tests?”

“Are my child’s abilities pre-determined by their DNA?”

If these questions sound familiar, you’re not alone. Author and researcher Shinohara is frequently asked by parents worried about their children’s development.

However, there’s no need to worry. Regardless of what your child’s intellect is like now, there are ample opportunities to improve their intelligence. In fact, intelligence isn't determined by DNA, but rather the way in which children are interacted with during their formative years.

With years of experience of as a researcher involved with juvenile neuroscience and clinical psychology research, Shinohara provides a wealth of educational tools, games and habit-forming activities that will allow your children to reach their full potential.

Note: This is a completely updated version of our 2009 publication Stretch Your Kid’s Mind With a Neuroscientific Approach. 

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Predicting the Future through Understanding the Time and Creating Chance

Predicting the Future through Understanding the Time and Creating Chance

The future is the ocean of exciting possibilities. However, people often fail to foresee what is coming in the future. The key for success is to adapt to what is going to happen in the rapidly changing world. This book elaborates the skills that imagine the possible suture through understanding the bigger picture of the dynamics of the society.

The history has shown us that we often have a wrong grasp of envisioning the suture. Without a proper hold to the future, you cannot thrive moving forward. While we can only think about the future from what is already available to us, we should not be thinking about a particular moment of time to understand the bigger picture. The essence for the prediction is to recognize the “patterns.” This book will explain how you can read the dynamics of the society to foresee and adopt to the future.

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Professional Meetings

Professional Meetings

In order for your team to maximize their results, what you need is not simply leadership or communication. What you need is proper planning followed by execution.

The PDCA system - Planning, Doing, Checking, Acting - is the key to improved efficiency and effectiveness regardless of you industry!

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Psychology of Courage: Introduction to Adlerian Psychology

Psychology of Courage: Introduction to Adlerian Psychology

Adlerian Psychology took Japan by storm in 2017. Its concise and strong message has liberated people from their concerns regarding interpersonal relationship. And relationship matter is a problem not only in Japan but wherever in the world. This book presents the universal appeal of Adlerian Psychology.

Whenever we have psychological problems, we tend to attribute the causes to ourselves. We would then try many things—meditation, running, healthy food—but to no avail. Alfred Adler, a legendary doctor from the 20th century, discovered a timeless truth about our mental problems: interpersonal relationship. Alder proposes that our problems are deeply rooted in how we relate to others, and the key to liberation lies in a proper understanding of our interpersonal relationship. Written by an acclaimed author on Adler, this is the easiest and clearest book that unpacks Adlerian Psychology for everyone.  

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Put Less Effort Into Becoming More Efficient: How to Systematize Your Work

Put Less Effort Into Becoming More Efficient: How to Systematize Your Work

This is the newly updated, illustrated edition of the 100,000 + copy-selling 2008 bestseller on work techniques.

Do you find yourself spending one or two hours on work that could be completed in just five minutes?

Rather than worry about the work itself, it’s time to focus on how you work and what you can do to improve your efficiency. Requiring no special abilities, willpower, memorization skills, excessive motivation or talent, the techniques in this book will improve your efficiency by bounds!

Whether sorting tasks based upon their difficulty, to improving time-management and even coming up with solutions for when things go wrong, this illustrated guide combines anecdotes from the author’s life with simple yet powerful tips on how to reduce stress and help you take on new challenges as a business person. Complete with seven check-list activities in the back, this book is the perfect addition to any business persons’ library.

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Raising a Child Who Can Perform

Raising a Child Who Can Perform

Inspirational mental trainer Yotaro Morikawa shares his secrets for performing under pressure, staying balanced, focusing, and maintaining motivation. Learning to do so will set your on a path to success, whatever their goals may be!

The answer is not avoiding nervousness, but using it as fuel. The more your child does so, the easier it will get.

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Raising Children in the AI Age

Raising Children in the AI Age

From what age should children be allowed to use a smartphone?  Will schoolwork alone prepare them for the future?  Just what is the “singularity,” and what does can we expect?

The future is open wide.  It is our job as parents, educators, and mentors to prepare the next generation for what is coming.  The AI age will be unlike anything we have seen so far. Raising Children in the AI Age will teach you what to expect, and how to be ready for it.

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Reflation Isn’t the Answer!

How Abenomics Could Destroy Japan’s Economy

Japan’s reflation policy was born in the midst of the December 2012 parliament election when LDP President Shinzo Abe, as part of his campaign platform, vowed to revitalize the economy. His reflation rhetoric is citied as being the lynchpin in Abe’s landslide victory.

While breaking free from a sluggish economy may sound great in theory, reflation is one of the worst possible policies you could come up. Why? Because it causes the value of government bonds to fall drastically. When the bonds drop you run the risk of entering a major financial crisis as banks nationwide that hold major shares of these bonds begin to fail. And as seen in many other financial crises, when banks fail the national economy itself runs the risk of crashing.

But why?

It’s not that reflation could leave us with cripplingly unstoppable inflation. What makes it so dangerous, is the fact that the government is artificially trying to create inflation in an economic environment in which it simply isn’t possible. By trying to make inflation happen under impossible conditions you only end up warping the economy itself, putting Japan at risk of complete and total economic meltdown.

In this book, up-and-coming economic analyst and Keio University Business School associate professor Seki Obata explains everything you need to know about Prime Minister Abe’s reflation policy; from exactly what the LDP has planned, to how it will effect Japan as well as the erroneous line of reasoning reflation was coined under. Thoroughly explaining the dangers of reflation from a variety of angles, Obata brings to readers a logical and startling new case study on 21st century economics in Japan.

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Reincarnation: I Am Not Whom You Love

Reincarnation: I Am Not Whom You Love

A near future, 100 years from now. A woman’s soul is implanted in another’s body. Soul, heart, mind, or body—what do we love about our significant others?

When Ayano wakes up, she finds herself in another woman’s body. Actually, Ayano died at the age of 26, 100 years ago. Ayano’s soul was implanted in a body of woman named Kirie. A deep sense of loss and despair overwhelms Ayano. Her significant others—husband and child—are no longer alive in this world. Adding on that, Ayano must live as Kirie now, a wife of Syu and their newly born baby Kozue...

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