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The Alphabet Tree

The Alphabet Tree

Join the playful monkeys Momochi and Momota as they play beneath the alphabet tree. In The Alphabet Tree, the monkeys learn about all the letters of the alphabet through fun examples of words such as alligator, cake, and zebra.

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The Art of Teaching without Teaching

The Art of Teaching without Teaching

The creator of the wildly popular KEN KEN PUZZLE presents his very own theory on education. Miyamoto, a charismatic math teacher renowned for his unique teaching methodology, explains his goals, missions, and practices which all contribute to the cultivation of strong hearts and minds through mathematics. In this book, he advocates the use of enjoyable and effective study material in order to achieve this. 

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The Best of Quote Therapy - 3 Seconds to Happiness

The Best of Quote Therapy - 3 Seconds to Happiness

This book introduces famous quotes from internationally well-known personalities such as Konosuke Matsushita and Mother Teresa, and explains how we can improve personal happiness using the lessons contained in them. Each section is short, making it possible to pick up the book any time. This version is the best of the series that has sold over 300,000 copies in Japan alone!

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The Body Follows the Mind

The Body Follows the Mind

The founder of nagomi yoga shares her expert advice on how to achieve harmony at work and at home, as well as in friendships, romantic relationships, and with your family. 

The tips in this book are arranged by topic, making this an easy to use resource even for busy people.  The lessons in this book are easy enough for beginners, and each chapter includes diagrams as well that show you the correct form for each position as well as proper breathing technique.

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The Book for the First-time Philosophers

A Book for the First-time Philosophers

Fujihara, a well-known educator in Japan, writes for junior high school and high school students about how to think about life's many challenges. Answering a variety of questions like: why do people get married? Why do we have go on family trips? Why do grown-ups go to work? Why do we have to study? Why is it that higher powers don’t save every one of us? Am I also going to die one day? Answering these questions and many more in simple, easy-to-understand language, The Book for First-Time Philosophers tackles 25 life-changing topics

Author Kazuhiro Fujihara, the well-known former headmaster of a public junior high school, suggests that in order to apply philosophy to our lives we must keep questioning even the smallest of issues. This refreshing book on philosophy helps readers realize that the field of philosophy isn’t all about dead serious academia, but is rather all about seeing the world from different perspective. A delightful reading for young and old alike that offers us a chance to rethink “life.”

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The Buddhist Way  For Everyday Happiness

The Buddhist Way  For Everyday Happiness

The head priest at a temple with more than 780 years of history gives his insights on life through the teachings of Buddha.

 

We were given this life as a gift, and so it’s our duty to live it to the fullest.  This means thinking not only about ourselves, but being sensitive and considerate to those around us as well.  It means developing new, positive habits and ways of thinking.  Each of us has a role to play in the world, and fulfilling that role is the secret to true happiness.

These 90 tips will bring you harmony and lasting contentment!

• We are constantly in motion, never static

• Everyone and everything is connected

• There is positive to be found in any situation

• Enlightenment brings serenity

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The Caigentan

The Caigentan

These short, easy to understand aphorisms are arranged by topic, making this a perfect book to pick up any time you need some inspiration. 

The Caigentan (psy-gen-tawn) is a 16th century text written by Ming Dynasty scholar and philosopher Hong Zicheng.  With its combination of wisdom from Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, this book has inspired political leaders, thinkers, and businessman for centuries.  

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The Celebrity Life of Kazuyo Katsuma

Celebrity Life of Kazuyo Katsuma

In this semi-autobiographical book, Kazuyo Katsuma, a renowned author and economic analyst, reveals everything about her private life. While her other works focus heavily on business techniques, this book highlights on her personal life – how she became a popular figure in mass media, what she has gained from her fame, the sacrifices she has made, and more.

Why did she aim to become a celebrity in the first place? What benefits and costs were involved? Is there a guaranteed path to become a celebrity? The author suggests that this could be an alternative pathway to becoming a free agent where you end up with no party to rely on. From author’s experience, which she saw as no different to corporate marketing strategy, this book provides practical advises to establish new lifestyle.

From the Introduction:

“I have written this book based on my experience on becoming a celebrity which I happen to come across in recent few years. Having lived all this, I wanted to summarize how you could become a celebrity, what you may gain and lose, as truthfully as possible, before these experiences fade into memories. I hope that this may be of some reference to those who may need such information.”

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The Day Our Factory Surpassed NASA

A Small Factory Closer to Space than NASA

The author, who commits himself to his strong passion in space rocket production while running a small factory in Akabira City in Hokkaido, calls out for “Everyone to have a dream and to strive to make a society that innovatively works to make things better" while describing his own experiences of successfully running his company and developing space rockets at the same time. A book that will move you and give you courage.

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