How to Live Japanese

Author: Yutaka Yazawa
Publisher: White Lion 1
ISBN: 1781318476
Format: PDF, Docs
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With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanising world. Not only is Japan the mother of all metropolis’ but with two thirds of the country covered in forest, there is still much respect and celebration of the natural world, with people perfectly placed to make the most of the green space around them. From the art of making tea, to going for a hike, or celebrating imperfections, there are ceremonies the Japanese have been honing for centuries that thrive alongside modern traditions and practices of well-being. From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese. From Japanese writer, Yutaka Yazawa, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to the country of Japan, full of inspiration and insight to help you experience the very best of Japanese design, cookery, philosophy, and culture. So get outdoors, be gracious to your neighbour and start harmonizing your all too busy life.

Behind the Japanese Mask

Author: Jonathan Rice
Publisher: How To Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781857039689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This title concerns the Farnham Castle Centre for International Briefing, widely acknowledged as the world's leading provider of intercultural management training and briefing. It has an unmatched reputation for helping individuals, partners and their families to prepare to live and work effectively anywhere in the world. CONTENTS: 1. The Japanese Mask 2. The Japanese Archipelago 3. Japan Past 4. The Cultural Values of Japan 5. The Japanese Language 6. The Japanese Economy 7. The Business World 8. Negotiating with the Japanese 9. Experiencing Japan

The Little Book of Ikigai

Author: Ken Mogi
ISBN: 9781786489036
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AS HEARD ON THE STEVE WRIGHT SHOW 'FORGET HYGGE. IT'S ALL ABOUT IKIGAI (THAT'S JAPANESE FOR A HAPPY LIFE)' The Times Find out how to live a long and happy life thanks to the ikigai miracle, a Japanese philosophy that helps you find fulfilment, joy and mindfulness in everything you do. It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks 4th in the world, while Japanese women's ranks 2nd. But perhaps this comes as no surprise when you know that the Japanese understanding of ikigai is embedded in their daily life and in absolutely everything that they do. In their professional careers, in their relationships with family members, in the hobbies they cultivate so meticulously. Ken Mogi identifies five key pillars to ikigai: Pillar 1: Starting small Pillar 2: Releasing yourself Pillar 3:Harmony and sustainability Pillar 4:The joy of little things Pillar 5:Being in the here and now The Japanese talk about ikigai as 'a reason to get up in the morning'. It is something that keeps one's enthusiasm for life going, whether you are a cleaner of the famous Shinkansen bullet train, the mother of a newborn child or a Michelin-starred sushi chef. The Five Pillars at the heart of everything they do. But how do you find your own ikigai? How does ikigai contribute to happiness? Neuroscientist and bestselling Japanese writer Ken Mogi provides an absorbing insight into this way of life, incorporating scientific research and first-hand experience, and providing a colourful narrative of Japanese culture and history along the way.

Happiness and the Good Life in Japan

Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317352726
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Contemporary Japan is in a state of transition, caused by the forces of globalization that are derailing its ailing economy, stalemating the political establishment and generating alternative lifestyles and possibilities of the self. Amongst this nascent change, Japanese society is confronted with new challenges to answer the fundamental question of how to live a good life of meaning, purpose and value. This book, based on extensive fieldwork and original research, considers how specific groups of Japanese people view and strive for the pursuit of happiness. It examines the importance of relationships, family, identity, community and self-fulfilment, amongst other factors. The book demonstrates how the act of balancing social norms and agency is at the root of the growing diversity of experiencing happiness in Japan today.

Ein einfaches Leben

Author: Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423434929
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der Bestseller aus den USA Zwanzig Jahre Arbeit stecken in diesem großen, umwerfenden Buch, das in zwanzig Ländern erscheint: Sunja, Tochter eines Fischers, wird genau im falschen Moment schwach, genau beim falschen Mann. Um keine Schande über ihre Familie zu bringen, verlässt sie Korea und bringt ihre Söhne Noa und Mozasu fernab der Heimat in Japan zur Welt. Koreanische Einwanderer, selbst in zweiter Generation, leben dort als Menschen zweiter Klasse. Während Sunja sich abzufinden versucht, fordern ihre Söhne ihr Schicksal heraus. Noa studiert an den besten Universitäten und Mozasu zieht es in die Pachinko-Spielhallen der kriminellen Unterwelt der Yakuza.

Ikigai the Japanese Art of Happiness

Author: John Hashimoto
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986038881
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Japanese philosophy Ikigai is the meaning of life or some important good reason that causes a person to wake up in the morning, and the discovery of which brings satisfaction and gives more significance and fullness of human life. Many people look for a reason to get up in the morning, but few people understand that it is necessary to look inside your soul, listening to your inner voice, and not to succumb to the opinion of others. The finding your ikigai is a fundamentally important task for everyone who seeks to live a long, happy life filled with meaning, and not just to exist in our difficult world. If a person has found his destination, his life is filled with joy, energy and harmony, and its quality and duration will increase. My book is a great guide that can make you happy person. Today you will learn how to cope with stress, understand that it is important to do business that brings you pleasure, you realize that makes you vulnerable, you look differently at your work and hobbies, you will see the beauty that you have not noticed before, and feel the joy of every day of your life. Opening the main business of your life will require a significant investment of your time and energy. You will have to make a meaningful and important decision. Unfortunately, many people understand its necessity too late. The sooner you start searching for your ikigai, the sooner you will feel calm and satisfaction from your life. It is never too late to start looking for ikigai! However, the earlier you start searching, the more chances you have to find the right direction that will easily replace motivating trainings and unsuccessful attempts to force yourself to love what you do not like. Such search need a lot of work, energy and awareness. Please be patient! The search can take years and the most important thing in it is to keep looking for your ikigai. In addition, my book will teach you to be happy and live every day with joy and enthusiasm. It will help you improve your health, establish relationships with people at work and at home, you can live in harmony with yourself. This is a great guide to improve the quality of your life. It is a simple, concise and understandable book based on an ancient Japanese concept. I am sure that my book and Japanese philosophy will help you find your ikigai and make you a happy person.

Small House Tokyo

Publisher: DH Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1932897453
Format: PDF, ePub
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" It all depends on your imagination" Satoshi Kurosaki, Apollo Architects & Associates Tokyo's architects are in the process of drafting a small revolution in urban design. Micro homes, or kyosho jutaku, are reshaping the way the Japanese live and work, while at the same time shaking up staid urban neighborhoods with stunning designs that adhere to few rules. With creative use of wood, glass and concrete, these small houses defy the limited spaces they are built on, boasting open-plan living rooms, cozy dens, inner gardens, and raised patios. With stunning photography that reveals Japan as a powerhouse of architectural innovation, Small House Tokyo brings together some of the leading designs in the kyosho jutaku movement. Over 150 full-color photos of both interiors and exteriors provide not only an uncharacteristic view of today's urban Japan, but offer potential property buyers in the West a plethora of ideas on how to turn a small house into a beautiful home.

Awakening Your Ikigai

Author: Ken Mogi
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615194762
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“Awakening Your Ikigai is really quite a delightful look at sometimes mystifying Japanese traditions.”—The New York Times Book Review Introducing IKIGAI: find your passions and live with joy Ikigai is a Japanese phenomenon commonly understood as “your reason to get up in the morning.” Ikigai can be small moments: the morning air, a cup of coffee, a compliment. It can also be deep convictions: a fulfilling job, lasting friendships, balanced health. Whether big or small, your ikigai is the path to success and happiness in your own life. Author Ken Mogi introduces five pillars of ikigai to help you make the most of each day and become your most authentic self: 1. starting small → focus on the details 2. releasing yourself → accept who you are 3. harmony and sustainability → rely on others 4. the joy of little things → appreciate sensory pleasure 5. being in the here and now → find your flow. Weaving together insights from Japanese history, philosophy, and modern culture, plus stories from renowned sushi chef Jiro Ono, anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, and others, Mogi skillfully shows the way to awaken your ikigai.

Der japanische Liebhaber

Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518741756
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Für Irina ist der neue Job ein Glücksfall. Die junge Frau soll für die Millionärin Alma Belasco als Assistentin arbeiten. Mit einem Schlag ist sie nicht nur ihre Geldsorgen los, sondern gewinnt auch eine Freundin, wie sie noch keine hatte: extravagant, überbordend, mitreißend und an die achtzig. Doch bald spürt sie, dass Alma verwundet ist. Eine Wunde, die nur vergessen scheint, wenn eines der edlen Kuverts im Postfach liegt. Aber wer schreibt Woche um Woche diese Liebesbriefe? Und von wem stammen all die Blumen? Auch um sich von den eigenen Lebenssorgen abzulenken, folgt Irina den Spuren, und es beginnt eine abenteuerliche Reise bis weit in die Vergangenheit. Isabel Allende erzählt von Freundschaft und der unentrinnbaren Kraft einer lebenslangen Liebe. Davon, wie Zeit und Zwänge über eine solche Liebe hinweggehen und sie verwandeln, in Verbundenheit, Wehmut und ein leises Staunen – darüber, schon so lange gemeinsam unterwegs zu sein.

Magic Cleaning

Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644491011
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare