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.
In Japan Unmasked veteran Japanologist/author Boyé Lafayette De Mente explores the social, cultural and
psychological characteristics responsible for the unique nature of modern-day Japanese culture—the real “face” behind the “mask”—and demonstrates how they have brought the Japanese to their central role on the world stage.
Title: Japan Unmasked: The Character & Culture of the Japanese
Author: Boyé Layfayette De Mente ‘53, is the author of more than 100 books and has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (February 15, 2006)
Description: Paperback, 224 pages