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Research Investigation Report on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

Research Investigation Report of on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

This is the first-ever analytical report submitted by the privately organized Independent Investigation Commission on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, a part of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, who has been publicizing new findings and potential causes of the disaster to both domestic and international press.

Based upon interviews from more than 300 people, this book analyzes the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident from a variety of diverse perspectives. The five chapters of this volume include a critical analysis on the causes of the catastrophe, the way the Japanese government handled the incident during and after the tsunami and meltdown took place, why the public was led to believe that nuclear energy safe, and what kind of roles a post-3.11 Japan should play on the world stage in years to come. The report also includes a summary of the Commission’s findings as well as recommended measures that should be taken at other nuclear power facilities to prevent the reoccurrence of another such disaster from ever occurring. 

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Rise of Business Model Innovations

Rise of Business Model Innovations

Rise of 70 Business Model Innovations examines the business innovations that have shaped the world as we know it today, from the early innovations of the 15th century, all the way up to modern day startup companies.

Whether you read this book in its entirety, or use it simply as a reference book, it is sure to inspire you to push further in your field.  Whether it be Ford, Xerox, Nintendo or Google, you will a find detailed back story for each company, as well as a detailed look at how they changed their respective industry.

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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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Siblings Personality Handbook: Eldest Child

Siblings Personality Handbook: Eldest Child

The world’s first handbooks on siblings personality types help you discover secrets to friendship, work and romantic relationship. Know thyself with this book, and bring your self-knowledge to another level.

Since the dawn of time, mankind has sought an answer to one big question: Who are we? In search for clues to that question, we have developed the world of personality types. From blood types to birth dates, we see ourselves categorized in many different ways. Sometimes they are helpful, other times not. However, we are far from complete, and that is why we need another personality type—siblings personality. Since family is so instrumental in shaping our personality, siblings types are quite a good indicator of who we are. For instance, if you are the eldest child, you tend to be more caring, responsible, stable and so on. This is helpful not just in self-understanding, but also in interpersonal relationship. You can apply this personality type to your friends, bosses and lovers, so that you can understand how fundamentally different they are from who you are. That way, you can handle your relationship in a better way.

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