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Literally the form and order of doing things in Japan, 'kata' is the cultural conditioning that causes the Japanese to think and react in the way they do. The secret to understanding Japanese business, culture, and society is explained by this cultural framework upon which Japanese behaviour and etiquette is built. This book explains the concept of kata and offers the reader insight into the art of bowing, the importance of apology, and other key cultural ideas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804833868
ISBN-10: 0804833869
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 13mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Boye Lafayette De Mente

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.

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