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Japan : a guide to traditions, customs and etiquette

Author: Boye De Mente; Geoff Botting
Publisher: La Vergne : Tuttle Publishing, 2018.
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In Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente unlocks the mysteries of Kata the cultural forms that shape and define Japanese attitudes,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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De Mente, Boye Lafayette.
Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette.
La Vergne : Tuttle Publishing, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Boye De Mente; Geoff Botting
ISBN: 9781462920082 146292008X 9784805314425 4805314427 9780804833868 0804833869
OCLC Number: 1030820068
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Frontcover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; What Makes the Japanese Japanese?; 1 The Kata Factor; Japan's Secret Weapon; Mental Training; The Shikata of Harmony; The Feeling of Rightness; The Uniqueness Factor; Kata Comes First; The Coming of Foreigners; 2 The Kata-ization of Japan; The Way of the Gods; The Way of Wet-rice Farming; The Country of Wa; The Mother Kata; Handicrafts and Art; Shikata of the Samurai; Shikata of the Swords; The Ritual of Tea; The Shikata of Sumo; The Shikata of Poetry; Behind the Masks of Kabuki and Noh; The Beauty Cult; The Art of Bowing. The Art of AmbiguityThe Importance of the Apology; Big Brother and Groupism; The Way of Suicide; The Kata-ized Mind; 3 Kata in Japan Today; Continuing the Kata Culture; The Role of Martial Arts; Survival Linked with Kata; The Compulsion for Quality; Japanese-style Sincerity; Building Trust; Winning by the Numbers; Traveling by the Numbers; Reconfirming Japaneseness; Baseball the Wa Way; Copying as a Cultural Attribute; Dressing the Japanese Psyche; Cuteness and Infantilism; The Shikata of Being Japanese; Behind the Bamboo Curtain; Dealing with Foreigners; Kata in Politics; The Layered Culture. Becoming International4 Kata in Business; Learning the Roles and Rules; Risk Factors in Building Consensus; Managing without Giving Orders; The Japanese Way of Working; The Dangers of Speaking English; Coping with a Humble Mode; Etiquette as a Weapon; Avoiding Emotional Blocks; The Kata of Rank; Sitting in the Right Place; Calling People Names; Exchanging Name-cards; The Structure of a Japanese Office; Dealing with the Consensus Kata; Following the Chain of Command; Behind-the-scenes Management; Inter-company Relations; The Advantages of Illogical Thinking; Designing as a Cultural Expression. Production as a Religious ExperiencePackaging Makes Perfect; Seeing Kata in Action; 5 Weaknesses of the Japanese System; The New Playing Field; Right-brain vs. Left-brain Influences; The Downside of Speaking Japanese; Speaking in Tongues; Channeling Competitive Power; Japan on "Clark's Curve"; Waves in the World of Wa; Personal Failings; Might is Right; 6 Can Japan Survive without Kata?; Japan vs. the World; The Dwindling Kata; Influence from Abroad; From No. 2 to No. 3; Japan Today; Index; Photo Credits.
Other Titles: Kata as the Key to Understanding the Japanese
Responsibility: Boye Lafayette De Mente, revised by Geoff Botting

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