Product detail

Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette

Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente; Geoff Botting (Revised by)
$20.00(NZD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 1
Description

This is the first book to explain in detail why the Japanese think and behave as they do.


 


In Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente unlocks the mysteries of Kata -- the cultural forms that shape and define Japanese etiquette, character and world view.


 


These forms are responsible for creating the unique traits and talents which distinguishes the Japanese people. Kata governs virtually all interactions in Japan and remains the key to understanding Japanese business etiquette as well as daily communication.


 


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. By virtually delving into Japanese history and the collective Japanese psyche, readers will experience the modern expressions of this ancient culture and specific way of thinking.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9784805314425
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : March 2018
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Boye Lafayette De Mente; Geoff Botting (Revised by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 306.0952
  • : 224