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    How to Break the Rules of Your Mind (Atama no Kimari no Kowashi-kata)

    Deciding that the answer to something is totally obvious is anyone’s problem. But is it really that obvious? If we can toss our unfortunate sense of commonly accepted truths, we can lighten the burden on both mind and body.

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    The Practice of Not Suffering (Kurushimanai Renshyū)

    Correcting loneliness and discontent through practice—25 simple steps to train your mind throughout daily life. Say goodbye to that inadvertently cultivated self of worries.

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    The Practice of Not Thinking (Kangaenai Renshyū)

    Tips on how to take a vacation from your worries from a popular Buddhist monk, Ryunosuke Koike. Koike instructs on practices that put our senses to good use—release your frustrations and anxieties through practice, and say goodbye to overthinking. Including fiery debate with brain researcher Yuji Ikegaya. A world-wide best seller—over 1.2 million copies in 7 countries.

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    Tales of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

    Tokyo, 1964—this is the hotly exciting drama of those who cheered in the shadows of the miraculous games. As the next games approach, this work will have you relive the daring bravery and look toward the future with heart-palpitating anticipation. Fully stocked with hints on how Japan is making progress.

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    The Most-sold Medicine in the World (Sekai de Ichiban Ureteiru Kusuri)

    Statin—a medicine fighting hyperlipidaemia, taken by an estimated 400 million people worldwide. This modern medicine was discovered by a single, Japanese researcher. This is the fascinating and critical biography of a man who should be praised; a man celebrated around the world and winner of prestigious medical awards time and time again.

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    Be Stronger Than a Worrywart (Nayamu Hito hodo Tsuyokunaru)

    Not suited for your work, no friends, always saying the wrong thing to the person of your dreams—here’s some advice for how to approach these worries and more. A book to untangle your worries, driving home the message that worrying isn’t a bad thing, you can use it!

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    The Great Kanto Earthquake & the Hearts of the People

    Six months after the horrific earthquake of Eastern Japan—a book recording 185 days of the Emperor and Empress, who continued to meet the hearts of disaster victims. Full of deeply considerate words from Their Majesties, and the messages that carried the hopes and gratitude from their people.

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    FISH and YAKUZA

    Through rigorous investigative work at Tokyo’s infamous Tsukiji fish market, author Tomohiko Suzuki personally witnessed illicitly poached abalone. In this work, Suzuki travels from Hokkaido to Kyushu and all the way to Taiwan and Hong Kong in search of crab, sea cucumber, and eel poaching in the underbelly of the modern yakuza gangster scene.

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    The French Way: Cleaning Without Tossing

    Author Yoko Yonezawa divulges the secrets to cleaning she learned while living abroad in Paris. Paris madams teach the Parisian way to living “neatly fashionable despite having a lot of things.” Adorable illustrations depict Yoko’s journey in transitioning to cleaning the French way after returning to her home in Japan.

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    The Traveling Emperor

    According to both Imperial Household Agency conferences and journalist documentation, their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan covered a distance that would wrap around the globe 15½ times during their 2018 travels. Here, their numerous visits to each prefecture are analyzed and episodes from their journey recall both their personalities and accomplishments during their reign in the Heisei period.

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    Thank You Wasabi-chan!

    In 2013, a three-week-old kitten was rescued from a vicious crow attack. Brought back from the brink of death but unable to eat on her own, she was given milk every two hours by her adoptive family with the aid of a catheter. This is the story of the brief but shining life of a kitten that inspired the love of thousands of well-wishers.

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    One in 1.3 Billion: The Man Who Won the Chinese Throne after the Greatest Power Struggle in the World

    Based on his personal, on-the-ground reporting from Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai, and elsewhere, author Kenji Minemura offers up a behind-the-scenes account of recent U.S.-China relations, as well as of the inside politics that brought Xi Jinping to power over the most populous country in the world.