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Every Day a Good Day: Fifteen Lessons I Learned About Happiness from Japanese Tea Culture by
Call Number: GT 2916 .M6713 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Reporter and essayist Morishita Noriko reflects on twenty-five years of studying the Japanese Way of Tea, from her first uncertain steps as a college student. In this memoir, Morishita vividly connects the Way of Tea to the full span of human experience,
The Seven Keys to Communicating in Japan by
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
The authors, seasoned cross-cultural trainers for businesspeople, provide a practical set of guidelines for understanding Japanese people and culture through David A. Victor's LESCANT approach of evaluating a culture's language, environment, social organization, context, authority, nonverbal communication, and time conception. Each chapter addresses one of these topics and shows effective strategies to overcoming cultural barriers and demonstrates how to evaluate the differences between Japan and North America to help avoid common communication mistakes.
The Fall of Language in the Age of English by
Call Number: PL 523.5 .M5813 2015
Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, The Fall of Language in the Age of English lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one's own language in this period of English-language dominance. Born in Tokyo but also raised and educated in the United States, Minae Mizumura acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of knowledge, yet also embraces the different ways of understanding offered by multiple tongues. She warns against losing this precious diversity. Incorporating her own experiences as a writer and a lover of language, and embedding a parallel history of Japanese, Mizumura offers an intimate look at the phenomena of individual and national expression.
Japanese English Bilingual Dictionary by
Publication Date: 2011-05-02
Using full color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life from the home and office to sports, music, and nature the Japanese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary has over 1,600 photographs and illustrations, more than 6,000 annotated terms.
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By Rudolf Lange [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, from "Einführung in die japanische Schrift" by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Lange, published in Stuttgart & Berlin in 1896.
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