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Chikuma Shobo Eiichi Shibusawa’s “Modern Japanese Translation Analects and Abacus” has been reprinted with a total of 460,000 copies since the new banknotes were announced!

[Chikuma Shobo] Eiichi Shibusawa’s “Modern Japanese Translation Analects and Abacus” has been reprinted with a total of 460,000 copies since the new banknotes were announced!
*Chikuma Shobo*
Press release: July 3, 2024
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A total of 460,000 copies of Eiichi Shibusawa’s Modern Japanese Translation of Analects and Abacus have been reprinted since the new banknotes were announced!
*Today, the first new banknotes in 20 years are issued. The new face of the 10,000 yen bill and Shibusawa’s books are also attracting attention*
Today, July 3, 2024, new banknotes were issued for the first time in 20 years. Eiichi Shibusawa became the face of the new 10,000 yen bill. People are taking this opportunity to learn more about Shibusawa’s thoughts, and interest in his books is increasing.

Eiichi Shibusawa * “Modern Japanese Translation Analects and Abacus” published by Chikuma Shobo Co., Ltd. (Location: Taito-ku, Tokyo, President: Kenji Masuda) in 2010 *

(Translated by Atsushi Moriya/Chikuma Shinsho) between April 9, 2019, when the change in banknote design was announced, and July 2024* 466,100 copies were reprinted, and the cumulative circulation exceeded 650,000 copies. Sales on the weekend just before the new banknotes were issued jumped 3.4 times compared to the previous weekend. * (Cumulative circulation: 56 printings, 652,300 copies/as of July 3, 2024)

The Analects of Analects and the Abacus, which showed the path that businessmen should take to “harmonize profit and morality,” was published by Toado Shobo in 1916 (Taisho 5), 108 years ago. Shibusawa, who saw through the essence of capitalism during the Meiji period and became the “father of Japanese business,” stuck to his management philosophy throughout his life, and it resonates as the starting point to which we, living in an age without answers, should return. “Modern Japanese Translation Analects and Abacus” (Chikuma Shinsho) Weekend sales status in June 2024 (according to publication POS system Intage)
Its philosophy, which lies at the heart of management, labor, and human resource development, has never faded and is full of wisdom for business and the future. When published in 2010, this book received overwhelming support from business leaders such as managers, but If we look at the purchasing demographics, we can see that it is spreading to women in their 40s and 50s as well as younger people. * In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in sales at bookstores in shopping malls as well as in business districts, and there has been an increase in sales at bookstores in shopping malls as well as in business districts, and there has been an increase in the number of people who are working as members of society and how they should live, such as how they should work and how they should live, as well as the public welfare demands of society in modern times. I think people of all ages are now picking up this book, looking for hints on how to think about sexuality.
“Modern translation of Analects and Abacus” (Chikuma Shinsho) purchasing demographic (CANTERA research)

Furthermore, there has been a report that “*The book was recommended to Shohei Otani by Hideki Kuriyama, the former manager of the Japan National Baseball National Team*,” and interest in this book is growing even more among people from all walks of life and from all generations.
https://bookplus.nikkei.com/atcl/column/071300099/021600022/ (Eiichi Shibusawa’s Analects and Abacus: Collect money well and use it wisely | Nikkei BOOK Plus (nikkei.com)) –
* ■“Modern language translation Analects and Abacus” (Chikuma Shinsho) bibliographic information *
“Analects” refers to morality, and “Abacus” refers to economic activities that pursue profit. “Analects and Abacus” is a book filled with the essence of Eiichi Shibusawa’s management philosophy of “harmonizing profit and morality.” He saw through the essence of capitalism during the Meiji period and was involved in the
establishment and management of approximately 480 companies.His words are full of wisdom not only for business but also for living in the future. This is the starting point that you can always go back to when you are lost. This is the most powerful classic that every Japanese must read, and the most readable modern translation.
・Equality requires discipline, courtesy, and compromise (P.29 Chapter 1) ・Know the other person’s good points even though you hate them (P.69 Chapter 3) ・Money is something that should be cherished, but at the same time it is something that should be despised (P.103 Chapter 4)
・The reason why things are delayed is because there are too many decisions (P.113 Chapter 5)
・Don’t blame yourself and others (P.137 Chapter 6)
・Filial piety is not something that should be forced (P.185 Chapter 9) ・Do everything you can and then wait for your destiny (P.208 Chapter 10) “Modern translation of Analects and Abacus” (Chikuma Shinsho) Written by Eiichi Shibusawa, translated by Jun Moriya
Publication date: February 8, 2010
Number of pages: 256
Regular price: 820 yen + tax
ISBN: 978-4-480-06535-3
Special site: https://www.chikumashobo.co.jp/special/rongotosoroban/ 【table of contents】
Chapter 1: Life and beliefs
Chapter 2: Aspirations and scholarship
Chapter 3 Common sense and customs
Chapter 4 Honor and Wealth
Chapter 5 Ideals and superstitions
Chapter 6 Personality and training
Chapter 7 Abacus and Rights
Chapter 8 Business and Shido
Chapter 9 Education and compassion
Chapter 10 Success and Failure and Fate
■Profile
Eiichi Shibusawa (Eiichi Shibusawa)
1840 (Tenpo 11) to 1931 (Showa 6). Businessman. Viscount. The name is Aobuchi. Born in Chiaraijima, Haisawa District, Musashi Province (Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture). Participated in the Sonno-joi movement. Appointed to the new government in 1869 (Meiji 2), he worked hard to establish and revise financial and fiscal systems. He later turned to the business world and contributed to the founding and development of approximately 480 companies, including the Daiichi National Bank, Oji Paper, Nippon Yusen, and Nippon Railway. He also worked to improve the social welfare of the business world by organizing economic organizations and founding commercial schools, and devoted himself to social, educational, and cultural projects. Atsushi Moriya
Born in Tokyo in 1965. Graduated from Waseda University, Faculty of Letters. In addition to publishing many works as a researcher of Chinese classics, he has written and translated many books about Eiichi Shibusawa and Meiji businessmen. His main publications include “Modern Japanese Translation”
Analects and Abacus”, “If you understand Analects, you can understand Japan” (Chikuma Shinsho), “Conditions of a game master”, “The best strategy textbook”
Sun Tzu’ (Nikkei BP), ‘Introduction to the Thought of Eiichi Shibusawa’s Analects and Abacus’ (NHK Publishing Shinsho), and many others.
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