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Become Number Two!

Become Number Two!

From the time he entered the business world, Soyama could never seem to achieve anything above average. Disappointed in himself, Soyama decided that he would do everything in his power to put himself ahead of the rest – a move that eventually lead to his promotion to Director of one of Japan’s largest multimedia internet companies.

Soyama describes how young readers can survive in the business world not by aiming to be the very best, but rather by aiming to be above average. While we can’t all be number one, a strong sense of responsibility, flexibility and strong communication skills can boost anyone’s career. 

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Begin from Within

Begin from Within: Teachings on Love from a Buddhist Monk

Begin from Within is the latest release from Asia’s most popular, million-copy selling monk Ryunosuke Koike. Based upon Koike’s love advice column on a popular astrology website, Begin from Within provides answers to a variety of typical romance troubles, combining Buddhist thought with his unusual and outspoken writing style. Unlike any Buddhist book published before, Koike’s latest release provides readers with an entirely new look into this enigmatic monk’s mind.  

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Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon

All modern media outlets are in the midst of fierce competition from digital media. Will publishers and television broadcasters be able to survive this period in which technological advances seem to be occurring on a daily basis? Beyond the Horizon is a challenging title that analyzes the latest worldwide paradigm shifts in media; covering topics such as the internet, social media, smart phones, and ultimately providing a prediction of power balances in the media market in 2014.

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Brush!

Brush!

After giving up on his aspirations of being a pro baseball, high schooler Sorairo decides to enter an art high school…though mostly just to see naked girls. Once there, he meets four new friends who have similarly given up on their athletic dreams, as well as an exceedingly strange girl named Kana.

This debut novel by Izuru Kanata takes place in 1980’s Tokyo, and has something for every lover of comedy and young romance stories.

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Buddha's Voice Reinterpreted in Modern Words

THE BUDDHA'S VOICE REINTERPRETED IN MODERN WORDS

Ryunosuke Koike, a young Japanese monk like no other, reinterprets 190 personally selected quotations on spiritual training taught by Gautama Buddha 2,500 years ago into modern words. According to Koike, the teachings of Buddha are not just pieces of religious philosophy, but also practical methodologies for mind training that can be backed up by modern cognitive and psychological science. Some of the words put will put readers to ease, with others calling for inner strength and bravery, all of the quotes are surprisingly easy to understand. With over 200,000 copies already sold, Buddha’s Voice has garnered much attention from both the mass media and publishing industry.

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Buddhist Clutter Busting

BUDDHIST CLUTTER BUSTING

The concept of Dan-Sha-Li, a Japanese cluster busting method inspired by Buddhist philosophy designed to make your life more profound with less possessions in hand, is now a massive social movement sweeping its way through Japan. Though there are many publications on the subject of Dan-Sha-Li, this unique volume is written in the form of a comic book essay, a popular genre amongst young female readers.

Through reading comic strips depicting the author's real life episodes, readers can experience her Dan-Sha-Li cleaning spree as if they were their own, taking its methods to heart as they read on, which makes our publication stands out among others as it offers an easy-to-read introduction that first-timers to Dan-Sha-Li can enjoy. Going beyond clutter busting, the book illustrates the kind of processes and methods required to make your life more profound.

When broken down, ”Dan-Sha-Li,” a word based on the Buddhist teachings, means:

Dan – shutting off the incoming overflow

Sha – throwing away the unnecessary

Li – abandoning material desire

We can enjoy a more comfortable, unburdened lifestyle by liberating ourselves from an accumulation of “stuff” and “things” by throwing out the unnecessary.

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Buddhist Clutter Busting Continues

Buddhist Clutter Busting Continues

The concept of Dan-Sha-Li, a Japanese cluster busting method inspired by Buddhist philosophy designed to make your life more profound with less possessions in hand, is now a massive social movement sweeping its way through Japan. Though there are many publications on the subject of Dan-Sha-Li, this unique volume is written in the form of a comic book essay, a popular genre amongst young female readers. Through reading comic strips depicting the author's real life episodes, readers can experience her Dan-Sha-Li cleaning spree as if they were their own, taking its methods to heart as they read on.

This sequel following in the footsteps of the first Buddhist Clutter Busting focuses more on invisible waste, such as memberships and insurance you can't remember even signing up for. This book tells you how to achieve a happier and peaceful life by getting rid of the unnecessary obsessions in the same easy-to-follow comic format featured in its predecessor.

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Business Bushido in the Global Generation

Business Bushido in the Global Generation

Bushido can be found at the very roots of Japanese business culture. This confuses many foreigners especially when they come across following situations that distinguish the differences between culture of Japan and others;

- Employees are loyal to the companies they work at

- People often apologize, especially at the workplace without any particular reasons

- It is common to visit temples and shrines to pray

- Japan somehow maintains sufficient economic power despite its lack of resources

If you learn more about the Bushido spirit you will be able to understand cultural differences, which, surprisingly, a lot of Japanese people never notice. Bushido has been the ideal model from the archaic period, which was refined in the era of Samurai, later spreading to commoners during the Meiji Restoration. Bushido thought is continuously at the center of Japanese people’s lives.

The author, a former Israeli ambassador in Japan, who has mastered martial arts including Karate, Judo, and Iaido, analyzes Japanese culture and its distinctive characteristics from a foreigner’s perspective. Explaining the origin and development of Bushido, classical essentials written by Musashi Miyamoto and Inazo Nitobe, and Bushido techniques that can be applied to business situations, the book illustrates the influence of Bushido in today’s society and its advantages.

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Business Models 101

Business Models 101: Learn the Basics from 31 Ultra-Successful Brands

Why is it that whatever product certain companies turn out sells instantly?

It’s because their employees know what products sell!

With this single volume you can learn not only the basics of vital businesses, but also how to generate new ideas and products.

Highlighting 31 highly successful companies like Apple, Amazon, Toyota, Facebook, Unilever, Zara, and Starbucks, readers can find out why social games are such cash cows, how free services generate profit, and how to find their own “blue ocean” to create a successful business.

Filled with detailed case studies, the fully-illustrated Business Models 101 not only provides readers with hints to help them come up with new ideas and innovations, but also multiple pages of worksheets to help readers fully absorb and apply the strategies introduced. Perfect for those looking to brush up their business skills or study groups.

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