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Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette KATA as the Key to Understanding the Japanese (Paperback)

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Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette is the first book to explain in detail why the Japanese think and behave as they do and it has now been completely revised and expanded. 

Veteran Japanologist Boyé Lafayette De Mente unlocks the mysteries of KATA—the cultural forms that shape and define Japanese attitudes, behaviour and character. These forms are responsible for creating the unique traits and talents which make the Japanese distinct. Virtually all interactions in Japan are governed by KATA and they remain the key to understanding and interacting successfully in Japan in all personal and business matters. 

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Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette is the first book to explain in detail why the Japanese think and behave as they do and it has now been completely revised and expanded.

Veteran Japanologist Boyé Lafayette De Mente unlocks the mysteries of KATA—the cultural forms that shape and define Japanese attitudes, behaviour and character. These forms are responsible for creating the unique traits and talents which make the Japanese distinct. Virtually all interactions in Japan are governed by KATA and they remain the key to understanding and interacting successfully in Japan in all personal and business matters.

In seventy short, clear essays ranging from “The Art of Bowing” and “Importance of the Apology” to “The Compulsion for Quality” and “Exchanging Name Cards”, De Mente unravels the complexities of Japanese culture and etiquette by exploring the origin, nature, use and influence of KATA in Japanese life.

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ISBN 9784805314425
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date Mar 1, 2018
Pages (number) 224
Genre Travel
Author Boye Lafayette De Mente
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"The book explores many important aspects of Japanese society. With help from his book, visitors will certainly better understand the people and their culture." -Travel Pulse

"In Japan, the process of accomplishing a goal is just as significant, if not more significant, than the actual result-a notable contrast to the West. De Mente defines kata as the 'way things are supposed to be done,' and he educates readers on how the concept has shaped Japan throughout its history and the present. [...] Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette is really an exploration of the Japanese psyche. " - JQ Magazine

"This book is great for everyone that is interested in the Japanese culture and wants to go beyond the surface of this fascinating country and its people. Especially if you have plans of living in Japan for a longer period of time and/or working with a Japanese company, this book is definitely a must-read." The Travel Tester blog

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