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The Right Move for Every Situation at Work

The Right Move for Every Situation at Work

What should you do if your boss invites you out but you already have plans?  Does every email require a reply?  What’s the best thing to do if you oversleep?  We polled over 10,000 businesspeople to find out the right answers to common workplace questions.  Don’t let tricky situations get the best of you!

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The Roots Story: A Novel

The Roots Story: A Novel

From 1945 to 2016—this chronicle of a Japanese family is a poignant reminder for us all: what is family? what is work? 

Shuhei quit a job at a prestigious firm and started his own prep school. Soon he found it difficult to balance family and work. The school wasn’t doing well to begin with. One day, Shuhei happened to find a magical candy that would bring memories of his ancestors to his dreams. This “Roots Candy” took him through multiple timelines of his family, and he came to perceive family and work from a wholly different perspective.

The Roots Story: A Novel is a wonderful read, sweet yet dramatic, and most of all, hopeful. When the future seems so dark and hopeless, a book like this can change how we think about ourselves, family and life.

“We need to plant seeds of hope.” 

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The Rules of Aesthetics

Rules of Beauty

If it is not beautiful, it has no value! Bring beauty to things, appearance, your heart, your actions, your space, your body and your environment. Not beauty for only special people, or special days, or special places, but this book helps you become conscious of beauty in your everyday lives.

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The Rules of Elegance

Rules on Elegance

Whether are looking at a piece of art or an attractive person, we are naturally attracted to the beautiful.

The same can be said for elegance, an all-encompassing property that applies not only to people, but also to shape, atmosphere, food, and even the very lifestyles we live.

This volume from the popular Emiko Kato Series introduces practical advice and pearls of wisdom about what exactly it is that separates the elegant from the unrefined.

The Rules of Elegance covers topics ranging from how to dress, and converse with others, to lifestyle and mind-set tips that will help you to maintain elegance wherever you go. Also included are examples of 10 real-life scenarios that could put you to the test, as well as Emiko’s suggestions for how to gracefully resolve them. 

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The Rules of Intelligence

Rules of Intelligence

Emiko Kato's Book on Japanese women's beautiful lifestyles has become a best seller, selling over 800,000 copies
It is a small book with illustrations and simple language making it a perfect gift.

Reconstructing the act of "eating" as part of your lifestyle from the unique perspective of the author, who works on interior design of households. A practical book on unique cooking and meals based on the above idea.

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The Rules of Intelligent Cooking

Rules for Intelligent Food

Emiko Kato's Book on Japanese women's beautiful lifestyles has become a best seller, selling over 800,000 copies
It is a small book with illustrations and simple language making it a perfect gift.

Reconstructing the act of "eating" as part of your lifestyle from the unique perspective of the author, who works on interior design of households. A practical book on unique cooking and meals based on the above idea.

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The Rules of Ladies

Rules of A Lady

Have you ever wondered what exactly it means to be an elegant woman?

It takes just a fraction of a second to know whether someone is or isn’t elegant, but how are we able to judge this intangible quality?

The Rules of Ladies provides readers with practical suggestions and advice on how to become elegant women themselves.

Covering topics from gift giving, to letter writing, manners, being a good hostess, the art of conversation, and how to present yourself, The Rules of Ladies will help you become a respectable, classy woman in no time.

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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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