Japaneseness A Guide to Values and Virtues
About Japaneseness A Guide to Values and Virtues
Japaneseness: A Guide to Values and Virtues, written by Yoji Yamakuse, offers readers a provocative tour through seventy-six core life concepts that are at the foundation of Japanese behavior, belief, and beauty.
Japaneseness will be of particular interest to students of ethics and humanism as well as those living, working, or traveling in Japan. And it raises an intriguing question: Can traditional Japanese values—like loyalty, meticulousness, sensitivity, reverence, hierarchy, trust, and harmony—make sense in modern Western societies? You are encouraged to think about how Japanese virtues can cultivate inner strength, mindfulness, and long-lasting relationships at your own homes and workplaces.
Yoji Yamakuse (born in Oita Prefecture, Japan, 1955) has worked for major publishing companies in Tokyo and New York and has been active as a consultant for nearly a hundred Japanese and American global firms, focusing on personnel management, staff training, and development of joint projects in cross-cultural environments.