By Katharina Hach
Neue Kommunikations- und Informationstechnologien bieten Klein- und Mittelunternehmen (KMU) die Möglichkeit, vermehrt foreign tätig zu werden. Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen mitteleuropäischen und japanischen KMU erfordert jedoch dringend ein Verständnis beider Kulturkreise, deren Unterschiedlichkeit sich unter anderem aufgrund differierender Erziehungs- und Bildungssysteme insbesondere in der Personalpolitik zeigt. Auf der foundation qualitativer und quantitativer Methodik zeigt Katharina Hach Gemeinsamkeiten, Unterschiede und Entstehungszusammenhänge einzelner personalpolitischer Elemente in Mitteleuropa und Japan auf. Die Autorin relativiert deren Übertragbarkeit in den jeweils anderen Kulturkreis und gibt entscheidende Anregungen für japanische und mitteleuropäische KMU.
By Ronald E. Clements
Because the eastern complex via China in 1942, many westerners have been interned. of their prisoner of battle camp the loss of life Olympic sprinter, Eric Liddell, gave younger Steve Metcalf his trainers, and challenged him to hope for the japanese. yet how may possibly he? Steve had suffered below the brutal regime of his jap guards. For him and his classmates at Chefoo college in China, as a rule the youngsters of missionaries, resentment of the japanese used to be a lifestyle. may well he potentially pray for them? Painfully, reluctantly, he chanced on that he may well, and his prayers sank deep. on the finish of the conflict the China Inland challenge used to be looking younger males keen to visit Japan. Steve knowledgeable, packed and went. hence begun Steve's lifelong love of Japan. through the years he might tussle with a tradition the place courtesy wins over fact; the place suicide is an honourable selection; the place to be overseas is to be eternally alien. Time after time he might come upon miracles of therapeutic, provision, and safety as God sorted him, his spouse Evelyn and their transforming into relations. In a resistant tradition he might see many come to Christ. this can be the tale of ways a boy's grudging prayers have been remarkably responded.
By Richard B. Finn
Singular for its breadth and stability, Winners in Peace chronicles the yank profession of Japan, an episode that profoundly formed the postwar global. Richard B. Finn, who participated within the career as a tender naval officer and diplomat, tells the whole tale of the actions from 1945 to 1952. He makes a speciality of the 2 major actors, basic Douglas MacArthur and jap leading Minister Shigeru Yoshida, and info the era's significant occasions, courses, and personalities, either American and Japanese.Finn attracts on a magnificent variety of sources--American, jap, British, and Australian--including interviews with approximately 100 individuals within the profession. He describes the warfare crimes trials, constitutional reforms, and American efforts to rebuild Japan. The paintings of George Kennan in making political balance and fiscal restoration the pinnacle objectives of the USA turned serious within the face of the constructing chilly War.Winners in Peace will reduction our knowing of Japan today--its fiscal development, its type of govt, and the robust pacifist spirit of its humans.
By Sven Engesser
Das Recht auf Pressefreiheit zählt zu den Menschenrechten. Allerdings bestehen bei der Umsetzung weltweit erhebliche Unterschiede. Internationalen Menschenrechtsorganisationen zufolge gehört Japan unter den führenden Industrienationen zu den Ländern mit den deutlichsten Defiziten. Ein möglicher Grund ist das Kisha-Club-System (Reporter-Club-System). Es regelt die Informationsgewinnung der Journalisten und gilt als Hindernis für die Pressefreiheit.
Lässt sich der vermutete destructive Einfluss des platforms auf die Pressefreiheit empirisch nachweisen? In einer streng vergleichenden Untersuchung stellt Sven Engesser die Arbeitsbedingungen von Auslandskorrespondenten in Japan und Deutschland einander gegenüber, um den „Kisha-Club-Faktor“ zu bestimmen. Es zeigt sich, dass auch Journalisten in Deutschland bei der Recherche mit Problemen konfrontiert werden. Das Kernstück der Studie bilden 34 Interviews mit Vertretern internationaler Medienorganisationen in Tokio und Berlin.
Die dem Buch zugrunde liegende Magisterarbeit von Sven Engesser hat den Medienpreis 2006 der Hamburg Media university (HMS) gewonnen.
By Scott Clark
"Clark's chapters at the value of bathing in jap mythology and the historic improvement of communal bathing supply a superb viewpoint from which to view smooth practices." --Daily Yomiuri
By Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts
It was once particularly the most very important occasion of worldwide conflict II. Its effects have been more than these of the other occasion of the battle. but the tale of the bombing of Hiroshima, the momentous flight into the way forward for the B29 Enola homosexual, hasn't ever sooner than been printed from firsthand assets. Award successful writers Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts separate fable from truth as they retrace the stairs that led the realm into the atomic age. The authors talked to every surviving team member and to the scientists and squaddies whose struggle attempt pointed in a single course, towards August 6, 1945, while the 1st aerial drop of a uranium bomb burnt up such a lot of a urban yet, sarcastically, didn't cease the battle. as well as their large interviews with contributors, either American and jap, the authors have had entry to non-public diaries and memoirs and govt records till lately labeled "top secret." From those, they've got reconstructed the unequalled drama of guys racing to ideal and others studying to securely drop the untested and so much feared bomb on the earth; whereas in Japan, the Imperial military deliberate a protection, headquartered in Hiroshima, that will take an anticipated million Allied lives.
By Boye De Mente
Past books on Japan have defined intimately how the japanese behave. at the back of the japanese Bow is the 1st publication to provide an explanation for why the japanese imagine and behave as they do.
In in the back of the japanese Bow veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente, who has lived and labored in Japan for greater than 25 years, finds for the 1st time the life of a accomplished set of kata(kah-tah) or "cultural molds" that generally have created and regulated the nature and behaviour of the Japanese.
These kata are the Rosetta stone of Japan's enigmatic culture-the keys that unencumber the secret and mystique surrounding the best way the japanese do company and behavior all in their own affairs.
An knowing of the kata strips qway the cultural cloak that hides the japanese from the skin global, and gives a transparent realizing of the strengths and weaknesses of the "Japanese Way." To deal successfully with the japanese. Westerners must never purely be accustomed to the kata, yet also needs to know the way and while to urge the japanese to damage the kata and behave in a non-Japanese way.
Whatever your involvement is with Japan and the japanese, at the back of the japanese Bow by means of Boye Lafayette De Mente is an fundamental reduction to knowing why the japanese imagine and behave as they do.
By Stephen Turnbull
The impressive spectacle awarded via the armies of medieval Japan owed a lot to the hugely built kin and private heraldry of samurai society. From uncomplicated own banners, this developed over centuries of conflict right into a complicated process of flags worn or carried into conflict, including the notable 'great criteria' of prime warlords. whereas now not regulated within the Western feel, jap heraldry built as a chain of broadly practices, whereas ultimate versatile sufficient to embody consistent innovation. rankings of examples, in monochrome and entire color, illustrate this attention-grabbing rationalization of the topic through a revered specialist on all features of samurai tradition.
By Yoshito S. Hakeda
Kukai, usually recognized via the honorific Kobo Daishi, was once one of many nice characters within the improvement of Janpanese tradition. He was once energetic in literature, engineering, calligraphy, and structure and is represented during this paintings when it comes to his significant effort--the advent of esoteric Buddhism from China, which ended in the formation of the Shingou sect nonetheless energetic in Japan. 8 of his works are awarded here.
By Edward Maunde Thompson
The guides of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made on hand edited (and occasionally translated) early money owed of exploration. the 1st sequence, which ran from 1847 to 1899, includes a hundred books containing released or formerly unpublished works through authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and protecting voyages to the hot international, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volumes sixty six and sixty seven of the sequence, edited by means of E. M Thompson and primary released in 1883, comprise the majority of the diary of Richard Cocks (c.1565-1624), supplemented by way of a range of letters. Cocks was once the top of a buying and selling publish validated in Japan by means of the British East India corporation from its starting place in 1613 until eventually 1622, while it went into bankruptcy. His diary describes jap society and tradition within the early 17th century, in addition to the actions of British retailers there.