Japan s Cultural Code Words

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.

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462900626

Category: 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.

Etiquette Guide to Japan

The glossary at the back of the book has been revised to include the latest technology-related words and expressions used by Japanese today.

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902460

Category: Travel

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Farewell to faux pas! Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business. Although often overshadowed by a modern facade, long–standing traditional aspects of Japan's culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it. Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywhere—in the ancient arts and crafts that are still important parts of everyday life, in the many shrines and temples that dot the nation, and in the modern comeback of traditional fashions such as kimono and yakata robes. To many Western visitors, however, the most obvious example of this traditional culture's strength is the unique etiquette of the Japanese. Like many nations, Japan has experienced vast political, social, and economic change over the past century. But enough of Japan's traditional etiquette remains to set the Japanese apart socially and psychologically, and to make success in socializing and doing business with them a special challenge for Westerners. About this new version: This updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Japanese etiquette guide addresses not just the puzzling protocols relating to name cards, bowing or shaking hands, bathrooms and public baths—but also what to do when entertaining Japanese dinner guests, attending a Japanese tea ceremony, taking the subway, and much more! It also provides the latest etiquette in mobile phone manners, texting, social media and other forms of digital communication. The glossary at the back of the book has been revised to include the latest technology-related words and expressions used by Japanese today. Two new chapters address the changing role of foreigners in the workplace and the contemporary business style and etiquette used by the younger generation of Japanese who are now increasingly cosmopolitan—but still very Japanese!

NTC s Dictionary of Japan s Cultural Code Words

Author: Boye De Mente

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: UOM:39015032810221

Category: Foreign Language Study

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For centuries the Japanese used their language as a barrier to prevent non-Japanese from learning about the inner workings of Japnese society and to ward off foreign influence. In fact, for a long period in Japan's history the teeaching of Japanese to foreigners was a serious crime against the state. In this enlightening work, renowned Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente discusses how the psychology of the social and political system that evolved over the centuries became imbued in and expressed by the language to a degree seldom seen in other cultures. The author brings more than 25 years of experience in Japan to the task of revealing the hidden cultural significance of current expressions in the Japanese language. With ample reference to history, psychology, philosophy, and religion, the reader learns how the Japanese view certain behaviours and attitudes and why they are conditioned to respond in certain ways to specific situations. Features: 230 quintessentially Japanese expressions that every Japanese knows - and believes that non-Japanese cannot possibly understand a 14-entry set of introductory readings, designed to offer a broad cultural overview of Japan cross-referencing of entires by thematic groupings, such as "Loyalty," "Collective Behaviour," and "Leadership" This innovative text provides readers with the insights necessary for effective communication with their Japanese counterparts. Whatever your involvement with Japan - personal, travel, or business - NTC's Dictionary of Japan's Cultural Code Words is an invaluable and one-of-a-kind reference.

NTC s Dictionary of Korea s Business and Cultural Code Words

NTC's Dictionary of Korea's Business and Cultural Code Words features an exploration of more than 230 essential Korean expressions, specific guidelines on how to use and respond to the essential expressions, and a guide to the key cultural ...

Author: Boye De Mente

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015047137032

Category: Foreign Language Study

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In NTC's Dictionary of Korea's Business and Cultural Code Words, Boye Lafayette De Mente explores the meanings and cultural context of the most important "code words" of the Korean language, terms whose significance goes well beyond their literal definitions. The reader is given insights into the character and personality of the Korean people, providing bridges for communicating and interacting with them. NTC's Dictionary of Korea's Business and Cultural Code Words features an exploration of more than 230 essential Korean expressions, specific guidelines on how to use and respond to the essential expressions, and a guide to the key cultural themes, linking related code words throughout the book. Businesspeople, students, vacationers, and others who want to know more about the Koreans will find this an invaluable resource.

Dining Guide to Japan

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903177

Category: Travel

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Dining in Japan is both an art and an adventure— an experience that is made memorable by the variety of unique dishes, their gourmet quality, and the style in which they are served! With Dining Guide to Japan, you will have an extensive list of Japanese restaurants and exquisite food dishes. Dining Guide to Japan acts as a perfect Japan travel guide which includes: Dining and Transportation Maps Japanese Dining Vocabulary and Pronunciation Additional Food Vocabulary Detailed Descriptions of Japanese Cuisine Japan is literally a diner's paradise, with restaurants featuring the world's leading cuisine, from Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Korean and Russian to Vietnamese. Japan's traditional food is world famous for its health and longevity enhancing properties and is not all rice and raw fish. In fact, Japanese cuisine is both varied in ingredients and cooking styles, and most foreign visitors quickly develop a taste for such things as miso soup, nori, oyako–don, ramen, shabu–shabu, soba, sukiyaki, tofu, tonkatsu, udon, unagi, yaki–tori… and yes, even fugu, the deadly globefish!

Shopping Guide to Japan

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903283

Category: Travel

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Bargain shopping in Japan can be a challenge, but this book succinctly explains all the ins and outs to making the most of your Japanese shopping experience. Japan is the shopping capital of the world—unequaled in the number, variety and convenience of its shopping venues. The Shopping Guide to Japan is a one-of-a kind Japan guidebook that provides detailed information about methods of payment, prices, taxes, tax-free goods, store hours, discount days, store etiquette, returns and refunds, and in-store bargaining. The shopping book covers all of the main shopping categories in Japan—from boutiques and departments stores to flea markets, shopping streets, train station shopping, bargain shopping and airport shopping. In addition to the primary shopping areas in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, the book covers Sendai and Sapporo in the north and Naha on the Island of Okinawa.

Japanese Samurai Code

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462900091

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This fascinating Japanese culture and business guide explains how bushido samurai culture has influenced modern Japanese behavior and business practices. 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 people—their 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. Chapters include: The Power of the Samurai Culture—Kyoui no Bushi Bunka The Spirit that Motivates the Japanese—Nihonjin no Seishin Taking the Best & Leaving the Rest—Shusha Sentaku no "Myou" The Power of Dignity—Hinkaku no Chikara The Samurai Work Ethic—Bushi no Roudoh Rinri Knowing Without Being Told—Anmoku no Ryokai Adjusting to Change—Henka ni Taiou The Discriminating Mind—Urusai no Hitotachi and more!

Once a Fool from Tokyo to Alaska by Amphibious Jeep

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Author: Boye De Mente

Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books

ISBN: 9780914778042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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One of the most remarkable adventures on record, ONCE A FOOL -- From Tokyo to Alaska by American journalist Boye Lafayette De Mente recounts his experiences aboard the the jeep Half-Safe, with Australian Ben Carlin--a voyage that took precisely four months and involved encounters with Russians, Japanese fishing nets, huge walruses, a tidal wave, a Yellow Monster, water colder than ice, and each other! One of the most publicized ocean-crossings in the 20th century, the story of the globe-circling amphibious jeep is in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Why the Japanese Are a Superior People

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books

ISBN: 9780914778554

Category: 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."

1001 Things to Do Free in Arizona

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Author: Jim Morse

Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books

ISBN: 0914778390

Category: Arizona

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A guide to free sights and activities in Arizona includes sections on parks, museums, outdoor sports, historic sights, ghost towns, and more.

The 6 Keys to a Good Life What You Must Know Do to Live a Full Life

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Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books

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.

Cheater s Guide to Speaking English Like a Native

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462903122

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Increase your fluency of English through the mastery of common English idioms and expressions. All Native English-speakers use a large number of proverbs and colloquial expressions in their daily conversations. These common sayings, which evolved over the centuries, are like "codes" that reveal the cultural values and attitudes of the speakers. To obtain complete fluency in the English language it is necessary to be familiar with these expressions and know how and when to use them. With a user-friendly format, The Cheater's Guide to Speaking English like a Native is a shortcut to achieving that goal.

Amazing Arizona

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books

ISBN: 9780914778714

Category: Travel

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Arizona is unique among American states, not only in its geography and geology but also in the diversity of its climate, in its indigenous animal and plant life, and in the history of its first inhabitants-communities of Indians whose ancestors arrived on the scene more than 20,000 years ago. Arizona is also the youngest of the contiguous mainland states of America...precisely because of these very same factors. Its climate, geography and Indian tribes were major barriers that prevented the territory from becoming widely populated by the Spanish, Mexicans and early European-Americans, and from being used as a cross-roads by American fur/pelt trappers, gold prospectors and settlers who began pushing west in the mid-1800s. Now, it is exactly these same factors that make Arizona a great place to live as well as a world-famous travel destination. The stories of how Arizona finally became what it is today are as amazing as the lay and the beauty of the land. Great background reading for residents and visitors alike, and an ideal gift.

Survival Chinese

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462911660

Category: Foreign Language Study

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A handy Mandarin Chinese phrasebook and guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Mandarin Chinese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Mandarin or traveling to China or Taiwan, it also contains a beginner guide to the Mandarin language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Chinese than a typical Mandarin phrasebook or Chinese dictionary. The book is broken into four basic sections: Common Chinese Expressions and Key Words, Essential Chinese Communication Tools, Chinese Travel Vocabulary, and making your own sentences. All Chinese words and phrases are written in Romanized form (pinyin) as well phonetically, making pronouncing Chinese a breeze. For example, the word for "reservation", yuding is also written as yuu-deeng. Authentic Chinese characters are also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. Key features of Survival Chinese include: Hundreds of useful Chinese words and expressions. An A-Z index which allows the book to function as a English to Chinese dictionary. Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Chinese Characters (Hanzi) for all words and phrases. A concise background and history of the Chinese language. A complete guide to Chinese pronunciations. A concise guide to using Chinese tones. A brief introduction to Chinese grammar.

Why Ignorance Stupidity and Violence Plague Mankind

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Samurai Strategies

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462900657

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Myamoto provides valuable lessons for anyone facing challenging circumstances—from business, war, and sports to fields of art, love, and politics. Samurai Strategies has extracted the fundamentals of Musashi's martial tactics and explains them here in a context for use in the modern world. These strategies for winning are as valid today as they were in 17th century Japan and provide valuable insights for anyone in any field to endeavor. About his new edition: This expanded edition of Samurai Strategies features a new introduction by the author, and additional commentary in each chapter by renowned Japanese author and samurai expert Michihiro Matsumoto.

Japan Unmasked

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462900497

Category: Social Science

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The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication—and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world—makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. Westerners have recognized—and analyzed—the many unique aspects of Japanese culture since they first set foot in Japan in the 16th century. The special talents (and weaknesses) that characterize the Japanese way of life are by now well-documented. But few Westerners really understand the beliefs and values that underlie how the Japanese think and act, how and why these attributes have been preserved in Japanese culture from ancient times through the modern day, or the critical role they play in today's Japanese society. In Japan Unmasked veteran Japanologist and author Boye Lafayette De Mente explores the social, cultural, and psychological characteristics responsible for the unique nature of modern-day Japanese culture— the real "face" behind the "mask"—and demonstrates how they have brought the Japanese to their central role on the world stage.

Why Mexicans Think Behave the Way They Do

4 OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR Japanese Etiquette & Ethics in Business I Like You, Gringo—But! ... Guide to Japan Instant Japanese Japan's Cultural Code Words Chinese in Plain English China's Cultural Code Words Mexican Cultural Code Words ...

Author: Boye De Mente

Publisher: Cultural-Insight Books

ISBN: 9780914778561

Category: Business & Economics

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