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Boye Lafayette De Mente

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  • Shopping Guide to Japanby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2007; US$ 12.95

    Bargain shopping in Japan can be a challenge, but this book succinctly explains all the ins and outs to making the most of your Japanese shopping experience; add this to your suitcase and leave room for the treasures you will bring home. The Shopping Guide to Japan clearly illustrates how the Japanese genius for organization, efficiency and customer... more...

  • Women of the Orientby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    In Women of the Orient , Boye De Mente , travler, raconteur, and expert on things Asian, takes the reader on a whirl-wind tour of Asia's exotic cities and reveals the unique character and charms of some of the world's most feminine women. Learn how hot-tempered Korean girls keep warm on cold winter nights, what kind of hot dip is offered in Japan's... more...

  • Etiquette Guide to Koreaby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Farewell to faux pas! South Korea is one of the greatest economic success stories of the past 60 years, and more and more Westerners are traveling to this bustling, modern country for business and pleasure. But no matter why you visit, an understanding of Korea's etiquette and culture is essential to an enjoyable and successful trip. Known as... more...

  • Japan Unmaskedby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication?and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world?makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. Westerners have recognized?and analyzed?the many unique aspects of Japanese... more...

  • Business Guide to Japanby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Conducting business in Japan: a delicate and valuable skill is explained by a true master of Japanese culture. Not only is Japan the world's third largest economy, it is a global center for design for non–Japanese businesses looking to expand into international markets. But business people from outside Japan quickly discover that doing business... more...

  • The Japanese Samurai Codeby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Bushido , the ethical system of Japan's famous samurai class, which ruled the country from 1192 until 1868, eventually came to encompass every aspect of the lives of the people?their philosophical and spiritual beliefs, their etiquette, their family life, their dress, their work, their aesthetic sense, even their recreation. In The Japanese Samurai... more...

  • Japan's Cultural Code Wordsby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Westerners have traditionally been intrigued by Japanese attitudes and behaviors which have been perceived as ranging from cute, quaint, and seductive to strange and sometimes savage. The traditional dual character of the Japanese is generally attributed to cultural conditioning—strict conformity to standards set by the ruling powers and to sanctified... more...

  • The Chinese Mindby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China?and their roots in the history of this ancient nation. The Chinese Mind pinpoints areas of China's traditional values and behaviors that play a significant role in... more...

  • Kataby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    "A unique look at a unique culture. If you're trying to figure the Japanese out, this book provides another important piece of the puzzle."?Terrie Lloyd, CEO, LINC Media, Tokyo In this first book ever to explain why the Japanese think and behave the way they do, veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente, unlocks the mystery of kata ?the... more...

  • Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Nativeby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95

    Native English-speakers use a large number of proverbs and colloquial expressions in their daily conversations. These common sayings, which evolved over the centuries, are like "codes" that reveal the cultural values and attitudes of the speakers. To fully understand and communicate in English, it's necessary to be familiar with these expressions... more...