Apply ancient Samurai teachings to personal development, life success and professional advancement in the modern world. In Let the Samurai Be Your Guide, life coach and motivational speaker Lori Tsugawa Whaley traces the far-reaching legacy of the Samurai and their meaning in the modern world. The Bushido—the traditional code of the Samurai—has permeated all aspects of life and society in Japan, and its influences are still deeply felt today. In contemporary Japan, bushido concepts of bravery and skill in battle are now brought to bear on less martial realms, in the corporate and sports worlds, for example. Hard work, company loyalty, a dedication to quality and the spirit of teamwork extend the "way of the warrior" into the reconfigured battlefields of the twenty-first century. In her unique approach to personal development, Whaley presents the power of these principles by pairing a discussion of seven key strategies for success with profiles of individuals whose lives exemplify those principles. These stories include: Esteemed former senator Daniel Inouye, whose distinguished World War II record paved the way for his life of public service as the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history. Chiune Sugihara, sometimes referred to as the Japanese Schindler, summoned courage and compassion in saving thousands of Jewish lives during World War II. Michi Nishiura Weglyn, whose selfless quest brought wider attention to the internment of Japanese Americans and helped open the door to the redress efforts begun in the 1980s. Let the Samurai Be Your Guide inspires and encourages readers to embrace their inner warrior—a figure of reason, sound judgment and outstanding moral character—by understanding that personal power and success doesn't necessarily derive from physical prowess or effective attack strategies. Instead, readers learn that leading lives of fullness and meaning can be achieved by applying Bushido principles of courage, integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor and loyalty.
In January 2010, the author had a continuing vision of a medieval square he'd neither seen nor visited before in BANSKA BYSTRICA, SLOVAKIA. Later that year, events unfolded whereby the author and two friends embarked on a 4,000 mile journey across Europe. This vision would later see him staying for over four years in Banska Bystrica to paint an enormous (6 metres wide by 4 metres high) painting, showing over 500 children from around the world, which will bring peace to the conflict between Palestine and Israel. The painting is called 'Children Are the Future' and encoded within it is a message for peace between Palestine and Israel. The prophecy he had received twenty years before, that the world was getting ever closer to a theatre of crisis, makes him believe that a Divine Intervention is taking place, using him as a vehicle to bring peace and to give the message of the meaning and purpose of life. This is part of the journey that has led to the present day of November 1st, 2016.
The Courage of a Samurai is a Japanese American's journey into bushido, the samurai's code of ethics. Each chapter features a timeless message about Japanese and Japanese Americans who applied the principles of courage, integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, and loyalty to overcome life's challenges, and emerge stronger individuals. The Courage of a Samurai provides the reader a look 'inside' this ancient code through the lives of inspiring individuals. Why did Chiune Sugihara, aka the Japanese Schindler, save the lives of Polish and Lithuanian Jews during World War II against the orders of the Japanese and Lithuanian governments? Understand the meaning of Honor in Saigo Takamori's, aka The Last Samurai, determination to preserve the samurai's way of life. Learn why "Go for Broke!" was the motto of the famous World War II all-Nisei 100th/442nd RCT, and discover why this simple motto reflects the essence of the way of the warrior. The Code of Bushido can guide us through the challenges we all face, and inspire us to live a life of honor, courage, and integrity in today's fast-paced and changing world. Sharpen your sword, and let the journey begin!
Covers tactics and strategies for the character/weapon combinations, including special moves and combos, in this fighting game. This guide includes a map of the entire fighting area, plus secret characters and hidden paths.
Featuring authentic Ninja hand-to-hand fighting moves, this game is already a hit in Japan. With the help of this four-color guide, gamers will learn all the sneaky Ninja tricks and how to achieve Grand Master Ninja on every level.
Endless adventure and untold excitement await! Prepare to venture forth with your bold compaions into a world of heroic fantasy. Within these pages, you'll discover all the tools and options you need to create characters worthy of song and legend for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. The revised Player's Handbook is the definitive rulebook for the Dungeons & Dragons game. It contains complete rules for the newest edition and is an essential purchase for anyone who wants to play the game. The revised Player's Handbook received revisions to character classes to make them more balanced, including updates to the bard, druid, monk, paladin, and ranger. Spell lists for characters have been revised and some spell levels adjusted. Skills have been consolidated somewhat and clarified. A larger number of feats have been added to give even more options for character customization in this area. In addition, the new and revised content instructs players on how to take full advantage of the tie-in D&D miniatures line planned to release in the fall of 2003 from Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
Miyamoto Musashi’s The Book of Five Rings offers simple, powerful, proven techniques from a classic treatise on military strategy to deal with conflict in our businesses, careers and home lives. Leo Gough transforms Musashi’s wise words into a handy, practical guide to prevailing over our opponents; all without a bloodied sword in sight!
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Japan can be a bewildering destination, but Frommer's helps you travel like a pro, with practical tips on getting around, communicating, conducting business, and navigating the local etiquette and customs. We've included precise directions to every establishment, and dozens of accurate maps. You'll also rely on our handy appendix of useful phrases and our Japanese character key, which allows you to easily recognize establishment names when you see signs on the street. In case you're worried about Japan's high prices, Frommer's brings you dozens of listings for affordable accommodations and restaurants. Look for candid reviews of the best accommodations, from plush, high-tech business hotels to moderately priced bargains and authentic ryokan. Meticulously researched, Frommer's Japan is the only guide you'll need to experience the best of this exotic land. With Frommer's in hand, you'll see it all, from the swirl of Tokyo's nightlife to the traditional Japanese flavor of Kyoto. Whether you want to visit majestic shrines and temples or explore the serene landscapes of the Japan Alps, it's all here in one insightful, user-friendly guide.
During the early 1930s Jacob Marateck (1883-1950), a Polish-born immigrant to the United States, resumed the journal he had begun during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. At the time of his death he had filled a total of twenty-eight notebooks, none of which had he had the opportunity to revise and edit for publication in English. To the present-day reader, they will undoubtedly evoke ready echoes of the society and culture of what collectively has come to be known as the shtetl -- the lost world of East European Jewry. Finally, there is also the story of Jacob Marateck, now a soldier in the Czar's army, finds himself adrift on the blood-soaked battlefields of Manchuria, a participant in the Russo-Japanese War. His notebooks serve to remind us that for a people simply to have survived through nineteen centuries of unrelenting hostility, most of them have truly belonged to that biblical breed of "giants of the earth"--Compassionate yet full of brawling vitality, pious yet earthy, stubbornly determined to survive without forfeiting their humanity, and not all inclined "to let anyone spit into his kasha". To prepare this huge windfall of stories, fragments, and notes for publication called not only for translation and editing, but frequently also for connective passages of imaginative reconstruction. Involving the talents of writer, historian, and literary archaeologist -- his youngest daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Shimon -- serve him well.