The Japanese way of thinking and the talking Dog.

There is an old English joke about a shepherd and his talking dog. In the long weeks of solitude on the sheep pastures of the north of England, a shepherd out of boredom taught his dog to speak. A theatrical impresario heard of this and succeeded in getting the...

The Japanese way of thinking and pull and push

In Japan when a man retires he may be given a sort of “consultant” job, in which he can still meet his former colleagues even once a week. His advice is often useful to them, as also his friends in other departments or other companies. There is a good deal of tact in...

The Japanese way of thinking and Chin

 Research into the physiology of Judo movement has established that pulling in one’s chin helps the reflexes in a pulling action, whereas to reinforce a push it is helpful to thrust the chin out and forward. In Seoinage for instance, it is best to pull in the chin...

The Japanese way of thinking and international images

 Japanese people seem to be rather interested in what foreigners like the British think of Japan, so let me give a brief answer. The romantic stories of Lafcadio Hearn and others, and the influence of Japanese art over nearly a century, is have given the impression...