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Can Japan Become the World's Next Renewable Energy Superpower?

Can Japan Become the World's Next Renewable Energy Superpower?

Written by the chairman of the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Koichi Kitazawa, this book investigates the state of energy supply in Japan.

Beginning with the nuclear meltdown itself, Kitazawa explains the risks involved with the use of nuclear energy, as well as what financial hurdles must be overcome in order to make Japan a nuclear-free nation. Kitazawa also provides readers with a “100-year Economic Simulation” for Japan, should the country choose renewable energy over nuclear.

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Cat, All Too Cat: A Philosophy Cat Story

Cat, All Too Cat: A Philosophy Cat Story

Once upon a time, in a German town in the nineteenth century, there was a cat that philosophized. His name was Neowtzsche—”All the cats are happy. They do not depend on others, they never envy others.”   

What is this cat? You may ask. People referred to him as “the philosophy cat.” But he was just a cat. No different from any other cats on the streets. Some people might reject this story as a logical failure or an explanatory contradiction. Wait a moment. What exists is not a construct out of human brains, but living beings. Life is possible only by contradictions and failures. Well, this is enough as an introduction. Let us hear what this cat has to say about being a cat—thus writes Japan’s “Nietzsche evangelist” Dr. Shiratori. 

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Change Just 1% of Your Leadership Skills to Put Yourself Ahead of 99% of the Rest

Change Just 1% of Your Leadership Skills to Put Yourself Ahead of 99% of the Rest

The sequel to the bestseller Change Just 1% of Your Work Techniques to Put Yourself Ahead of 99% of the Rest. Presented in the same two pages per-topic format as its predecessor, this follow up on leadership contains 82 tips and hints that can instantly make anyone a great leader.

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Change Just 1% of Your Mental Management to Put Yourself Ahead of 99% of the Rest

Change Just 1% of Your Mental Management to Put Yourself Ahead of 99% of the Rest

“Limited time and high productivity”—the iron law of today’s business world drives many people crazy. The challenge is to take care of your mental health with the minimum effort. This book is on your side!  

What do you think you can learn from an Olympic medalist? Well, how to build muscles effectively? Yes, but much more than that, they are often experts in mental control as well. The author of this book is an Olympic medalist who mastered the art of mental health, motivation theory, and the power of concentration. With a lot of practical advices, this book unfolds a story of a businessman who learns a lot from an Olympic medalist about how to produce the maximum result, while being in charge of one’s mental wellbeing. With 68 advices in this book, you will master the art of mental management! 

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Change Just 1% of Your Work Techniques to Put Yourself Against 99% of the Rest

One Percent Tip for Business Success

The number one bestselling business book of 2012!

Has the following ever happened to you?

- Work always seems to pile up

- Your boss ignores you

- Nobody will give your proposal a chance

- People say, “I can’t understand what you’re talking about.”

- You receive nothing but opposition at meetings

- You’re always getting picked on

- You’re always left out of the loop

- Important projects always seem to go to other people

If any of this sounds familiar, it might be time to re-evaluate the way you work.

No matter how hard you feel you’re working, hard work does not equate a job well done.

One of the things that successful business people in common is not only that they put effort into their work, but also the way in which they work. With just small adjustments to the way you do things, you can start to see major improvements in the way you are evaluated as well as the success rate of your work.

While the tips in this book, such as always asking your boss for three minutes when they approach you unexpectedly, are small, you’ll be surprised at how greatly your performance improves after putting them into practice.

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Change Your Life by Fixing Your Teeth

Generative Dentistry that Treats Periodontal Diseases

If you are suffering from chronically stiff shoulders and headaches, they may be a result of your poorly aligned teeth. Based his on his personal research, Yoshino, a leading figure in Japanese dentistry, illustrates the relationship between tooth alignment and health conditions. Suggesting that the rapid Westernization of everyday routines is the cause of badly aligned teeth, Yoshino provides a variety of ways to improve our health simply by reviving cultural customs.

Yoshino also explores how regenerative therapy is being used in dentistry today, as well as possible uses for it in the future. In dentistry, unlike other medical fields, regenerative therapy methods have been in use for many years, and are now even used in conjunction with advanced implant therapy to assist esthetic restorative treatment. With the demand for more accessible information on regenerative therapy as a potential method for patients to recover their own tissues for a healthier, more beautiful smile, on the rise, Change Your Life provides a thorough yet easy-to-understand explanation of available regenerative therapies illustrated with practical case studies.

The regenerative application of embryonic stem cells (ES cell) collected from fertilized ovum, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cell) collected from somatic cells, have been receiving more and more attention in the medical field in recent years due to their ability to differentiate and proliferate themselves in many kinds of tissue. Though the clinical application in general dentistry is not yet to available due to the still experimental nature of stem cell research, this book explores the possibilities for their application in dentistry.

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Cheap and Easy Cocktail-Hour Hors D’Oeurvres

Cheap and Easy Cocktail-Hour Hors D’Oeurvres

In this sequel to the successful Easy Recipes for Single Broke Blokes (リンク:http://en.d21.co.jp/books/easy-recipes-for-single-broke-blokes), 125 delicious, cheap and easy to make hors d’oeurvres to go with your after-five drink. Each recipe can be made in two steps and are perfect for both a drink alone or for entertaining.

Each dish featured in the book is accompanied by suggestions for what kind of alcohol and starch (bread or rice) would be a perfect flavor match. Whether cooking for yourself, friends, or family, the recipes and advice contained in this book are sure to make every meal a success!

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China as Your Business Partner

Chinese Business Rules The Thirty-Six Stratagems

There are many foreigners who want to do business in China, the fastest growing economy in the world; however, problems can occur with Chinese people due to different cultural understandings of what it means to do business. This book analyzes in detail the actions of the Chinese people according to the “Thirty-Six Stratagems" and provides suggestions on how to have trouble free business relations with the Chinese.

The author is Japanese but has worked for many years in the public sector of Hong Kong, and is very knowledgeable about Chinese culture, regions, economics, and business operations.

It is not uncommon to hear of business problems arising between a foreign firm and Chinese firm when doing business. Some people in recent years may have even begun to feel that “Chinese people are unfair,” or think they have been “ripped off” during business dealings. However, behind the actions of Chinese businesspeople lie a set of behaviors that have been developed over during the course of over 1,000 years called the “Thirty-Six Strategems.” If foreign businesspeople want to successfully engage in business with China, they must learn the rules that guide the actions of Chinese businesspeople rather than expect the Chinese to conform to foreign business practices This groundbreaking book reveals why and how the Chinese use the “Thirty-Six Stratagems” in business through real life examples.

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China Dilemma

China Dilemma

The “China Dilemma” describes the clash of China’s miraculous economic growth and potential with its ever-increasing military strength and strict government regulations on society, social values, and the dangers they pose.

It is not just Japan, but a multitude of countries across the world that are faced with this “China Dilemma,” troubled by how they should deal with it, how to increase economic opportunities, and how to reduce as much as possible any political and safety risks that could arise from relations with China. Furthermore, countries of the world have been increasingly critical of whether China’s economic growth can continue under the leadership of Xi Jinping.

Author Kohara, who acted as a Japanese diplomat to China for 10 years, provides his commentary on the current state of a “China on the rise,” with a critical analysis of its government, economy, society, diplomacy, and military. 

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Coaching Approaches for Four Types of Personnel

Coaching Works By Defining Personality Types

Yoshiyuki Suzuki, president of the internationally renowned coaching firm Coach A Ltd., presents methods to divide people into four certain personality types so as to help you to learn the most effective communication approaches for each individual.

He explains that people can be categorized into four types: analyzer, controller, promoter, and supporter. In order to have better relationship with your subordinates, bosses, and clients, it is helpful to be aware of which types they all fall into.

Fully illustrated and focusing only on the essentials, this is a perfect introductory guidebook for businessmen.

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