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The Japanese Have A Word For It

Author : Boye De Mente
ISBN : 0844283169
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Language was used for centuries as a barrier to prevent the non-Japanese from learning about how Japanese society works. This book provides a practical insight into anticipating Japanese behaviour and avoiding cultural faux-pas.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Why The Japanese Are A Superior People

Author : Boye Lafayette De Mente
ISBN : 9780914778554
Genre : Business etiquette
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Boye Lafayette De Mente-author of more than 50 books on the business practices, cultures and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico-identifies and describes the cultural elements that made the Japanese an extraordinary people-elements based on the fact that the Japanese are right-brain oriented but are able to use both sides of their brain...with remarkable results that are responsible for their economic prowess, their aesthetic prowess, and the seductive nature of their culture. He pinpoints the areas where the Japanese have conspicuous advantages over Americans and other left-brain oriented people. A Must Read for anyone interested in understanding the character and mindset of the Japanese for whatever purpose."
Category: Business etiquette

Writing And Literacy In Chinese Korean And Japanese

Author : Insup Taylor
ISBN : 9789027217943
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population.They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic Chinese characters of ancient origin, as well as phonetic systems of syllabaries and alphabets. The book describes, often in comparison with English, how the Chinese, Korean and Japanese writing systems originated and developed; how each relates to its spoken language; how it is learned or taught; how it can be computerized; and how it relates to the past and present literacy, education, and culture of its users.Intimately familiar with the three East Asian cultures, Insup Taylor with the assistance of Martin Taylor, has written an accessible and highly readable book. Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese is intended for academic readers (students in East Asian Studies, linguistics, education, psychology) as well as for the general public (parents, business, government). Readers of the book will learn about the interrelated cultural histories of China, Korea and Japan, but mainly about the various writing systems, some exotic, some familar, some simple, some complex, but all fascinating.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bridging Cultural Barriers In China Japan Korea Mexico

Author : Boye Lafayette De Mente
ISBN : 9780914778028
Genre : Business & Economics
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The economies of the advanced countries have gone global, but not the cultures! This presents a plethora of problems that include economic as well as political affairs, especially with countries whose cultures are often so different that compromises--much less agreements--range from difficult to impossible. In this book, author Boye Lafayette De Mente, known for his pioneer books on the business and social cultures of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico, presents a series of business-oriented insights that take much of the mystery out of the mindset and behavior of the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Mexicans. It is excellent background reading for business people, diplomats, political leaders, academics and students.
Category: Business & Economics

The Japanese Police System Today A Comparative Study

Author : L. Craig-Parker
ISBN : 9781317456087
Genre : History
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What role do their respective police systems play in the very different crime rates of Japan and the United States? This study draws on direct observation of Japanese police practices combined with interviews of police officials, criminal justice practitioners, legal scholars, and private citizens. It compares many Japanese police practices side by side with U.S. police practices, and places the role of the police in the broader cultural and historical Japanese framework.
Category: History

The 6 Keys To A Good Life What You Must Know Do To Live A Full Life

Author : Boye Lafayette De Mente
ISBN : 9780914778882
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Author Boye Lafayette De Mente identifies and describes the six overlapping elements in life--the physical, emotional, sexual, intellectual, spiritual and philosophical--that determine the quality of life, and provides specific and provocative guidelines for understanding, coping with, and making the best use of these elements. De Mente is internationally known for his 60-plus books on business ethics, culture, the influence of language on human behavior and the role of sex in human affairs. He has received numerous accolades for the clarity and impact of his writing style.

Japan S Cultural Code Words

Author : Boye Lafayette De Mente
ISBN : 9781462900626
Genre : Social Science
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Japan's Cultural Code Words is a study of Japanese society through the understanding of the key terms and concepts that define their attitudes and behaviors. Japan's traditional culture is still so powerful that it continues to be the prevailing force in molding and tuning the national character of the Japanese, with the result that they still have two faces—one modern and rational, the other traditional and emotional. The best and fastest way to an understanding of the traditional and emotional side of Japanese attitudes and behavior is through their "business and cultural code words"—key terms that reveal, in depth, their psychology and philosophy. In 234 essays, arranged alphabetically from "Ageashi / Tripping on Your Own Tongue" to "Zenrei / Breaking the Molds of the Past". Long term expatriate and internationally renowned expert on Japan, Boye Lafayette De Mente offers personal insights into the extremes of Japanese behavior and into the dynamics of one of the world's most fascinating societies.
Category: Social Science

Using Japanese

Author : William McClure
ISBN : 0521646146
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book, first published in 2000, is a guide to Japanese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style, register, and politeness which are essential to achieving an appropriate level of formality or informality in writing and speech. There are also sections dealing with a selection of common social rituals such as greetings, introductions and apologies. Clear, readable and easy to consult via its two indexes, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Japanese language.
Category: Foreign Language Study