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What if Tomorrow Was Your Last?

What if Tomorrow Was Your Last?

Can you confidently say that even if your last day was tomorrow you lived a life with no regrets?

Kotaro Hisui in his latest title, What if Tomorrow Was Your Last?, asks readers to imagine that today is the day they die and tomorrow the day they are reborn anew. Rather than putting things off, saying you’ll get around to them someday, start doing what you really want to do today.

We all spend our lives trying to deceive ourselves into believing we’ll never die. Rather than run away from the inevitable reality of death, why not embrace the inevitable and make the most of our time on earth instead? In learning how to truly accept the fact that all living creatures die someday, you will be able to understand your heart and lead a life true to yourself.

Posing 27 questions to readers such as, “Would the things causing you stress really seem that bad if today was your last day on earth?” and “When exactly is ‘someday?’” accompanied by worksheets to help write your own obituary and epitaph. Though seemingly macabre, in forcing ourselves to actively think about death we are also presented with the opportunity to think about life itself, and the way we use our limited time on earth.

You are alive.

There is nothing more miraculous than this.

In accepting the certainty of death, we are also able to accept the wonder that it is to live; leading a life in which every day is filled with promise, possibility, happiness, and gratitude.

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What is the good life anyway?

What is the good life anyway?

Monk’s preachings have a peculiar position in Japanese society. They are so funny sometimes that you just laugh your worries away. Witty, touching, and enlightening. If you are curious, this is the book for you.

“What we are on this earth for is to live until we die. That’s it,” the author writes. This man is an old monk in a northern part of Japan, where Buddhism is still part of their rural, everyday lives. The monk preaches every once in a while at his small temple, and his preachings make people laugh, cry and believe. His wish is for those in sorrows and sufferings to hear this message. “You’ve got your life, that means you have a place for you in this world.” A true wisdom of Buddhism is explained here in simple and humble terms. What is the good life anyway? 

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What lies ahead of AI?

What lies ahead of AI?

“What is the latest AI trend?”
“How can I take advantage of AI for my business?”
A leading AI business designer, bridge figure between Silicon Valley and Japan, will show you how to incorporate AI technology into your business.

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What She Left Behind

What She Left Behind

What She Left Behind is brimming with insights on life, but it isn’t your typical self-help book. Author Yasushi Kitagawa offers a wide variety of life advice cleverly through a narrative of a young summer romance. Through a series of meetings, the two young lovers explore a variety of topics and come to many life-affirming conclusions.

Fiction fans and non-fiction fans alike will enjoy the charming, playful interactions of the protagonist, and will come away from the story with a new outlook on life.

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What You Need to Know About Nearsightedness

What You Need to Know About Nearsightedness

Did you know that 30% of elementary school students and 65% of high school students suffer from nearsightedness?  If left unchecked, this progression can ultimately lead to blindness.  This book presents the facts about the prevention and treatment of nearsightedness, a condition that is growing at an alarming rate.

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Why Is This Trendy?—The Insight Thinking to Discover Hidden Needs

Why Is This Trendy?—The Insight Thinking to Discover Hidden Needs

Do you know why certain words like “Insta-genic,” the movie Your Name, or Poopy Kanji Drill became so trendy in 2017? Can you explain why certain things become popular and evolve into a trend? The inventor of the trendy concepts such as “mild delinquents” and “satori (enlightened) generation” explains how to make and market new concepts to create a trend.

The variety and quantity of products, concepts, and services have reached the “oversaturation” point where we have too many and too much things in the society nowadays. The popular strategy for the advertisement hence has become to make overtly catchy phrases or images to grab attention of the people. However, there is a better way to approach the marketing using a type of thinking called “insight thinking.” The essence is to  to match the needs of the people with what you have. This book explains the art of insight thinking in simple, clear words with real world case studies.

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Why We End Up Choosing the Third Dish on the Menu?

Why We End Up Choosing the Third Dish on the Menu?

Ever wonder why you can’t seem to resist choosing the third item on a menu?

Japan’s leading restaurant producer and food consultant, Shuta Ujike not only answers this question, but also explains how you can increase your restaurant’s profits simply by rearranging the items on your menu.

This insightful guide on the way our actions interact with unconscious thought provides readers with a wealth of food service techniques and tricks, as well as a variety of valuable advice that can be applied to regular businesses and restaurants alike. 

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Why work?

Why work?

Why work?

This book will show you the reason people work with quotes from great thinkers from all over the world!

‘I have nothing I want to do’

‘What is talent?’

‘Is your job different from your dream job?’

‘Do you like your current job?’

‘What do people work for?’

Let’s ask the answer to our ‘life seniors’: philosophers, authors, psychologists and historical figures that pondered over such questions.

This book will make you reflect on the reasons behind working, the meaning of talent, effort, and loving your job.

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Why Your Talk Cannot Move People? Communication Skill for the Age of Trust and Value

Why Your Talk Cannot Move People? Communication Skill for the Age of Trust and Value

A successful speech writer in Japan shares a secret to

the communication method that can move people,

which is much more than being logical or friendly.

 

Why superficial skill cannot take you further?

Why a Japanese celebrity Takeshi Kitano’s talk attracts people?

Why a successful sales person never asks for a favor?

Strongly recommended by many prominent business leaders in Japan!

The new way of communication for the new age,

as taught by a professional communication specialist.

 

•            The age when communication skill creates a gap in the society

•            Jobs that don’t require communication will be gone

•            Superficial acceptance of diverse values won’t promote communication

•            The communication method 2.0 that can move people

•            You must start practicing communication from the opposite end

•            Your value becomes polished by discarding excess 

•            How to build trust before you digress from from a conversation

•            There’s something more important than courage and honesty

•            If you bow down too much, you lose your stance

•            If you are afraid that you might be saying strange things, that’s actually good

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Winning Spirit

Winning Spirit

When you’ve run across a major obstacle...

Just can’t seem to do anything right...

Nobody calls you “young” anymore...

From Matsui, Ichiro, and Nomo, to Babe Ruth and Joe Dimaggio; learn how to apply the same positive thinking techniques that 24 of the world’s most famous major leaguers use into your own life.

“Baseball is a game of failure. Even the best players fail about 65% of the time.” Warren Spahn

No matter how tough times might be, by applying the lessons in this book into your life, you can set alight the “winning spirit” inside.

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