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The Impact of E-Books

The Impact of Electronic Books

First there was the Kindle, then Apple’s iPad. Just how exactly wil the developing e-reader marketchange the book industry? Analyzing the situation in the U.S. market, the spirited journalist whowon the Okawa Award in 2010 for publication, Toshinao Sasaki, analyzes the present and predictsthe future of e-book industry. This book has garnered much interest as the publication of electronicbooks is beginning to become widespread in Japan.

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The Japanese Way, Admired World Round

The Japanese Way, Admired World Round

The wisdom of days passed merges into modern abundance. Siebold, Isabella Bird, Einstein, and many more share their experiences visiting Japan from the 16th century to modern day. Their stories reveal truths about the country that are as true today as they were back then.

This is required reading for anyone interested in Japan and Japanese culture.

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The Journey to Find the Holy Cow

The Journey to Find the Holy Cow

This inspiring fantasy combines the teachings of The Ten Bulls, an ancient Buddhist tale describing the steps to enlightenment, with personal growth.Readers follow the journey of a 30 year-old businessman, Sousuke, as a celestial maiden named Sunya helps him examine his life through the lensof The Ten Bulls. Nikaido’ s fresh, accessible take on Buddhism will help readers get in touch with themselves as they learn about the ancientreligion’ s teachings.

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The Kana Tree

The Kana Tree

Join the playful monkeys Momochi and Momota as they play beneath the kana tree. In The Kana Tree, the two monkeys learn how to read the Japanese alphabet through fun examples of different food, animals, body parts, sports, and more. 

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The Last Message From the Angels

The Last Message From the Angels

Matsubara, who worked as a nurse for the terminally ill, illustrates the journeys of her patients. A collection of heartwarming messages about the life, family, and love, filled with beautiful photographs and gentle words. By examining what death means, The Last Message from the Angels allows readers to understand the wonder and joy that is life, giving them the courage to live. 

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The Medicine Handbook

The Medicine Handbook

Put your mind at ease about prescriptions as well as over-the-counter drugs.   Educating yourself about various drugs will help you find the right medicine for you and your family members.  The wisdom in this book is drawn from over 20 years, and over 20,000 consultations on safety, side effects, dosage, interaction with other medication, etc.

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The New Wave of Nomadic Workers

The New Wave of Nomadic Workers

Though the term nomad worker often brings to mind images of those traveling with the seasons from one manual-labor based job to another, a new form of white collar nomadic workers is steadily growing on a global scale. We can divide these nomads into two types:

  1. Nomadic workers cross geopolitical borders and boundaries as members of corporations or as individuals in order to work.
  2. Corporations and individuals whose workplace is not centrally located, allowing them to work anywhere in the world.

With these two kinds of workers increasing year by year, how do we as members of society deal with these changes? What can we do to survive in such a rapidly changing world?

Author Oishi, a leader and researcher at the “Nomad Research Center,” documents the careers, businesses, work and lifestyles of those living in Southeast Asia. This illuminating volume on the ins and outs of nomadic working styles is filled with hints on how to adapt to this new working style, how to raise children well-equipped to become nomads themselves and more.

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The Next Move, Unbounded

The Next Move, Unbounded

In 2020, where do you imagine yourself living and working? The time of global mobility has come. 

The age of globalism is much criticized for what it has done to the local market and employment; but it has also brought us great benefits—global mobility. In the 21st century, being a global citizen is not just an abstract ideal. There are a lot of people who have already moved onto this stage, and now it’s your turn.  Don’t let where you’re born be the sole determinant of your future. 

The Next Life, Unbounded is a collection of interviews with people who moved away from Tokyo or Japan altogether. Being away from one of the “centers” of the world, Tokyo, each interviewee pursues an ideal life of his or her own. This book is a realistic account on pros and cons of such lifestyle, and opens up the possibility for the next, unbounded move for you!  

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The Number Tree

The Number Tree

Join the playful monkeys Momochi and Momota as they play beneath the number tree. In The Number Tree, Momochi and Momota learn how to count from 1 to 10 as they gather eggs for a delicious surprise!

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