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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 Liberal Arts Way: Learning How to Learn

The Liberal Arts Way: Learning How to Learn

Having a variety of knowledge is considered a virtue and is also valuable to your life and career. However, it is difficult to gain access to the wide horizon of knowledge on your own. How can you attain the liberal arts education, especially after college? This book teaches you concrete and practical methods to get the liberal arts education on your own.

The liberal arts education is on demand in the Japanese society. It is the education that provides you with the ability to think independently and be critical. It also has a practical value to discover what is the problem and how to solve it. As the Japanese society becoming less critical, the root of many problems in the society is the lack of liberal arts education. Japan’s former judge and law school professor shares his practical technique of learning the liberal arts by yourself. 

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The Little Book of Time and Life: 7 Steps to Become Your Best Self

The Little Book of Time and Life: 7 Steps to Become Your Best Self

When we find stuck in where we are, how do we find a way out? Instead of seeking it out there, we shall seek it within us. Listen to your heart carefully, it’s all there. This is a book about small changes leading to a big one.

Time is the utmost valuable resource in human life. Yet, we are not aware how much time we spend away in careless manners. Amid our everyday chores, time passes on and on. At the end of a day, we hear ourselves say “I wish I could…” And so life goes. However, if you listen to your heart carefully, it’s telling you to change and get out of a situation you are in. You may not know how to listen at first, but no worries, this book will be on your side. It’s a long way to become your best self, that’s true. And every tremendous feat consists of all the small changes we make every day. That’s also true. You will learn how to make that happen in this book.

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The Making Of An Undefeatable Mind

The Making Of An Undefeatable Mind

Visually descriptive! Immediately practical!

27 methods explained with infographics, based on psychology and neuroscience. Encyclopedia of self control methods practiced by successful people

Why successful people are not defeated by failures?

Why successful people are always highly motivated?

Why successful people interpret every event in a positive light?

The making of undefeatable mind common to successful business people.

The secret is that they know how to control their mind.

And they practice it at work and home, and establish a habit.

With illuminating infographics, this book explains the making of undefeatable mind bucked by psychology and neuroscience.

Stress reduction, routine making, stimuli control, inner awareness, abdominal breathing, and etc., included are 27 methods you can start to practice from today.

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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 Executive: Leadership in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The New Executive: Leadership in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

What are the qualities required for leadership in the future? Intelligence? Conscientiousness? Not quite. This book offers a rather counterintuitive answer—dictatorship. A true Machiavellian is the next leader.  

That day might come before long, when hyper intelligent machines start to wipe out human workers. We often talk about securing jobs for these workers, who would be unable to adapt, but what about leaders? Will they stay the same way as before? The answer is likely “no,” as strongly emphasized in this book. The future requires a different kind of leader, namely, power leader who can do what machines cannot do—to decide, command and demand. Such power is often viewed negatively in our society, but it will become a positive characteristic that our leaders will need to acquire. But how? The answer is to be found in here.

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