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The Rules of Wa

Rules of Japanese Style

The Rules of Wa offers readers a fresh and enlightening look into 50 cornerstones of Japanese aesthetics from master designer and lifestyle expert Emiko Kato.

 

Though many mainstays of Japanese interior and design principles date back to over 1,200 years ago, they are not simply relics of the past; rather they are essential facets of the Japanese lifestyle itself.

Learn how ancient thought about transience, empty space, and nature have contributed to 21st century contemporary Japanese design concepts of simplicity, well-lit spaces, and clean lines.

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The Secret to National Peace

The Secret to National Peace

Our ideal of international peace is now challenged more than ever. From the EU, United States, Asia, and around the world, we witness a global shift to power politics and oppression. This book examines today’s world from a perspective of a Japanese military professional, and asks each one of us to discuss whether we want to avoid war at all.

The Secret to National Peace is a compact, yet insightful guide to peace-making in today’s global power structure. Contrasting two ends of the political stance—“liberalism” and “realism”—the author seeks to offer an alternative.

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The Small-Scale Factories of Japan

Japan : The World's High-tech Foundry
  • High technology in Japan has its roots in small factories. This story is told based on direct interviews with 12 business people.
  • The book includes many photographs so that readers can clearly understand the amazing technology involved.
  • In a climate where the publication of electronic books is becoming popular worldwide, this book has the potential to be widely read.
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The Three Minute Coach

Three-Minute Coach

Based on a lecture at New York University that drew attention from coaches around the world given by author Mamoru Itoh, the founder and CEO of a leading coaching firm in Japan, this book introduces management methods that optimize employees' outputs.This method, which requires you to spend only three minutes on a short and focused conversation with a single employee, is based upon Itoh’s firm belief in the importance of managers engaging with their employees. This unique management style combines both Eastern and Western management philosophies, melding the strengths of Japanese management styles with coaching techniques highly regarded in Western countries.

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The Three Minute Coach

The Three Minute Coach

Based on a lecture at New York University that drew attention from coaches around the world given by author Mamoru Itoh, the founder and CEO of a leading coaching firm in Japan, this book introduces management methods that optimize employees' outputs.This method, which requires you to spend only three minutes on a short and focused conversation with a single employee, is based upon Itoh’s firm belief in the importance of managers engaging with their employees. This unique management style combines both Eastern and Western management philosophies, melding the strengths of Japanese management styles with coaching techniques highly regarded in Western countries.

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The True Value of Liberal Arts

The True Value of Liberal Arts

Learn about the power of knowledge that transcends culture and time period.

The True Value of Liberal Arts examines all that can be gained through knowledge of art, natural sciences, sociology, anthropology, music, film, literature, foreign languages, and much more.  All of these elements are integral parts of building a rich, robust culture. 

Of course the so-called hard sciences are vitally important as well, but author Hiroshi Segi would like to show why we would be foolish to overlook the liberal arts.  He draws examples from a variety of artists and pioneers including George Orwell, Miles Davis, and Francis Ford Coppola. 

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The Ultimate Relaxation Techniques for Working People

The Ultimate Relaxation Techniques for Working People

Learning the right ways to relax can completely change the way you work. Takenori Inomata, MD PhD & MBA, breaks down the biggest secrets to working efficiently by explaining the best techniques to properly wind down.

What better way to work more efficiently than to relax more? In the modern business world where every decision is a battle against the clock, it is crucial to know exactly how to maximize work efficiency. Through his experiences and knowledge as a doctor, PhD and businessman, Dr. Inomata shares his most effective secrets for ultimate relaxation.

Backing his arguments with sound evidence, Dr. Inomata examines the merits of relaxing through a wide range of topics, including sleep, posture, eye care, diet and neuroscience.

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The Wisdom of Nietszche

Easy Translation Nietzsche’s Words

The inspirational words of the fiercely brilliant 19th century thinker, neatly arranged for your enjoyment.
Bestseller with over 1,250,000 copies sold around Asia, and frequently featured in most leading television programs, newspapers and magazines in Japan.

Nineteenth century German philosopher Nietzsche has heavily influenced 20th century philosophical thought with his original ideas on philosophical concepts such as nihilism and anti-religious thinking. This book is a selection of uplifting quotes that have much to offer the people of today, translated in an easy-to-understand manner free from complicated philosophical jargon.

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The Wisdom of Nietszche II

Nietzsche’s Words II

The sequel to the mega-hit that sold 1.6 million copies across Japan, The Wisdom of Nietszche, has arrived!

In the midst of massive social change and upheaval, author Shiratori introduces inspiring quotes from Nietzsche that have been adapted into modern, easy-to-understand words. Nietzsche’s Words II is sure to give readers the strength and courage to go the extra mile and move forward in their lives.

The sequel to Nietzsche’s Words introduces a variety of quotes based upon themes of “The Creation of Life,” “Dealing with Calamity,” and “The Power to Move Upwards.” Nietzsche takes a flexible approach to life, emphasizing that instability and moments of futility are a vital part of the human existence.

According to Nietzsche, life is “a never-ending flux of change” that is “made from a mixture of joy and sorrow.” Nietzsche’s assertions that the human “desire to move upwards” allows us to “reach greater heights” as we never have before, are perfectly suited for the world we live in today.

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