JAPAN Aspects of a Unique Culture that Attracts Foreigners [NOOK Book]

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In one of my cultural-insight books on Mexico [Why Mexicans Think & Behave the Way They Do] I quote a well-known saying, Como Mexico no hay dos! [There is no other country like Mexico!].
This saying is even truer in the case of Japan because Japanese history is much longer; its culture is far more distinctive, and the exotic and erotic aspects of Japan are far more fundamental.
The original core values and behavior of the Japanese ...
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JAPAN Aspects of a Unique Culture that Attracts Foreigners

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Overview

In one of my cultural-insight books on Mexico [Why Mexicans Think & Behave the Way They Do] I quote a well-known saying, Como Mexico no hay dos! [There is no other country like Mexico!].
This saying is even truer in the case of Japan because Japanese history is much longer; its culture is far more distinctive, and the exotic and erotic aspects of Japan are far more fundamental.
The original core values and behavior of the Japanese emanated from Shintō precepts, their native religion, which was based on the imperatives of nature, including the importance and role of the sensual and the sexual.
Buddhism, the Samurai Code and Confucianism were later added to this mix, resulting in a lifestyle that, despite some very harsh elements, allowed the Japanese to pursue sensual, emotional, intellectual and spiritual pleasures to a degree well beyond what existed in most other countries.
Fundamental changes have occurred in Japan since the fall of the Shogunate in 1867, but the Japanese—and both foreign residents and visitors—can still indulge in a variety of activities that are unique to Japan.
This book highlights cultural, historical and present-day aspects of Japan that provide a lifestyle that is both fascinating and seductive to foreigners, especially Westerners.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016258201
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books / Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,346,240
  • File size: 118 KB

Meet the Author

Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona, USA.

De Mente wrote the first ever books on the Japanese way of doing business (Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business in 1959 and How to Do Business in Japan in 1962), and was the first to introduce the now commonly used Japanese terms wa, nemawashi, kaizen, tatemae-honne, shibui, sabi and wabi to the outside business world!

His 70-plus other books run the gamut from language learning to the night-time "pink" trades in Japan, the sensual nature of Oriental cultures, male-female relations, and understanding and coping with the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mexican mindset in business and social situations. He has also written extensively about his home state of Arizona and the failures of American culture.
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