Description : Presents the technologies used by the ancient Japanese to improve agriculture, communication, construction, weapons, transportation, and science.
Description : Despite Japan's Westernization, the country has remained "uniquely" Japanese. This text offers insight into Japan and its people to facilitate Western business dealings in the country. It ranges from interpersonal communication to decision-making styles, negotiating tactics and business contacts.
Description : The direct participation of foreign firms in the economy of Japan is lower than in any other advanced industrial nation. The contributors consider what policy actions, if any, the Japanese government can take to increase direct investment.
Description : A comparison of politics and administration in Japan and Germany seems at first to be a comparison between similar highly industrialized states. This volume provides the first in-depth study about the two countries - the differences in their administrative and political party systems, the differences in the international environment which they faced after World War Two and during the Cold War.
Description : This volume is a multi-faceted study of the development of modernism in Japan, with authors from Japan, the United States, and Australia spanning the fields of art history, social history, and literature.
Description : A comprehensive look at the customary differences between humor in Japan and the West, providing cultural examples and illustrative terminology in the original Japanese.
Description : This timely book satisfies the new interest and taste for Japanese food, providing information on foodstuffs, cooking styles, etiquette, and more.
Description : This is a photographic exploration of the characteristic colours of Japan that have appeared repeatedly throughout the centuries in everything from everyday utensils to works of high art. The Colors of Japan is a visually stunning look into the unique use of color in Japanese culture from prehistoric times to the present day. That the Japanese should possess their own sense of color is not surprising, for like almost every other aspect of human life, color perception varies from culture to culture. The first and most fundamental reason for this variation can be
Description : The recent focus on China's boom has obscured the fact that Japan is once again on the rise. How do we manage our growing, and crucial, interdependence? The answer is the legions of Japanese and American managers and officials involved in the day-to-day and face-to-face negotiations that drive commerce. In this invaluable book, three leading experts pool their decades of experience to provide a pragmatic guide for Westerners doing business in Japan. The authors explain Japanese culture and negotiating techniques and provide practical advice on conducting effective meetings with Japanese clients.