The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture: Roger J. Davies, Osamu Ikeno: 9780804832953: Books PaperBlack The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture: Roger J. Davies, Osamu Ikeno: 9780804832953: Books PaperBlack

The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture: Roger J. Davies, Osamu Ikeno: 9780804832953: Books PaperBlack

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"Although it can also be used as a textbook, this collection of essays about a wide variety of Japanese cultural concepts, such as Bushido and Wabi-Sabi, also contains useful information for those wanting a better understanding of Japanese society." Library Journal

"When I first saw The Japanese Mind, I assumed it would be similar to Takeo Doi's The Anatomy of Dependence. They're actually quite different. Doi's book focuses on the Japanese concept of emotional dependence, but The Japanese Mind gives an on-the-ground view of a wide range of topics in a way that would be more useful to newcomers who are getting established. Doi's book should be on the reading list too, but a little later. All of the essays in The Japanese Mind are excellent. The authors do a great job of representing their country and what they want for it domestically and globally. Students of Japanese studies, as well as casual readers, will learn a lot." — Japan Reference

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About the Author

Roger Davies holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Bangor, and is currently Professor of Applied Linguistics and Academic Director of the English Education Center at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan.

Osamu Ikeno holds master's degrees in linguistics and ESL from Kobe University and the University of Hawaii. He is Associate Professor of English Education in the Faculty of Education at Ehime University.