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“NHK Books ‘Cultivation’ in Modern Japan: Tracing 150 Years of Self-Improvement” (written by Ayako Osawa), which has been featured in newspapers and weekly magazines and is attracting attention, will be reprinted on December 2nd.
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How did non-elite people like Imperial University graduates aim to rise to the top? Why did Showa’s company introduce a “divisional system” and adopt a franchise system? Why did people run for self-development in the era of low growth?
From the Meiji bestseller “Nishi-Kunitachi” to modern online salons, the up-and-coming masterpiece “NHK Books” traces the continuous “desire for self-improvement” and depicts the development history of “the spirit of Japanese capitalism”. “Modern Japan of Cultivation: Tracing 150 Years of Self-Improvement”. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Yomiuri Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Shukan Bunshun, and other newspapers and magazines have introduced it to the public and have decided to reprint it.
Ayako Osawa “NHK Books ‘Cultivation’ in Modern Japan: Tracing the 150 Years of Self-Improvement” Released August 25, 2022 List price 1,760 yen
During the Meiji and Taisho eras, there were many people who were unable to become elites who graduated from old-system high schools and imperial universities. and people who became consumers of business books. What they depended on was their insatiable desire for self-improvement.
This book shows that the act of self-growth, which is often talked about as “education,” has actually spread widely throughout society with the help of religion since the beginning of the Meiji era, and has become a water vein that underpins modern Japanese society. indicates We will unravel the history of popular culture related to “self-improvement”, which has blossomed in different ways in each era, while touching on the richness, sadness, and danger.
Born in Ibaraki prefecture in 1986. Graduated from Ochanomizu University, Faculty of Letters and Education. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Center for World Buddhist Culture at Ryukoku University and the Research Institute for Shinshu Buddhism at Otani University, he is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD) and a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Tohoku University. Specializes in religious studies, sociology, and Buddhist cultural history. Author of “Why Shinran’s Six Faces” (Chikuma Shobo) Supervised book “Shinran Literature Complete Works -Taisho Hen-” Volumes 1-8 (Dohosha Shinsha), and essay “Performed Guru: Ochi Fukuchi’s ‘Nichirenki’ as seen in modern Nichiren Kabuki” (” Modern Buddhism, No. 29).
Contents of “NHK Books ‘Cultivation’ in Modern Japan: Tracing 150 Years of Self-Improvement”
Introductory Aim for “self-improvement”
Chapter 1 Discussed Cultivation -Traditional Religion and -Religious-Things- Chapter 2 Ripple of Self-Help – Dream of Success and Success Chapter 3 Working Youth and the Art of Life — Inazo Nitobe and “Jitsugyo no Nihon”
Chapter 4 “God of Management” and Religion: The Practice of Konosuke Matsushita Chapter 5 Corporate Group to Cultivate – Duskin’s Aspiration Final Chapter Genealogy of Training and Modern Japan: Developing Yourself in a Group
Title: NHK Books “Cultivation” in Modern Japan: Tracing 150 Years of Self-Improvement
Publisher: NHK Publishing
Author: Ayako Osawa
Release date: August 25, 2022
List price: 1,760 yen (tax included)
Format: B6 size average
Number of pages: 288 pages
Details about this release:
NHK Publishing Co., Ltd. “NHK Books ‘Cultivation’ in Modern Japan: Tracing 150 Years of Self-Improvement” (authored by Ayako Osawa), which has been featured in newspapers and weekly magazines and is attracting attention, will be reprinted on Decemb
NHK Publishing Co., Ltd.