Bushido, the ethical system of Japan's famous samurai class, which ruled the country from 1192 until 1868, eventually came to encompass every aspect of the lives of the peopletheir philosophical and spiritual beliefs, their etiquette, their family life, their dress, their work, their aesthetic sense, even their recreation.
In The Japanese Samurai Code, Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente attempts to identify the positive factors in Bushido that were primarily responsible for the astounding economic success of the Japanese, and still today play a vital role in their economic prowess. Perfect for those interested in doing business in, or with, Japan, or just trying to improve their own personal skills and performance, this book is a success manual for people in any endeavor.
- The Power of the Samurai CultureKyoui no Bushi Bunka
- The Spirit that Motivates the JapaneseNihonjin no Seishin
- Taking the Best&Leaving the RestShusha Sentaku no "Myou"
- The Power of DignityHinkaku no Chikara
- The Samurai Work EthicBushi no Roudoh Rinri
- Knowing Without Being ToldAnmoku no Ryokai
- Adjusting to ChangeHenka ni Taiou
- The Discriminating MindUrusai no Hitotachi and more!
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About the Author
Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.