Akarui is an essential term in the Japanese language. How does one stay cheerful in the face of challenges? Being positive, a harbinger of hope and the consummate team player uplifts any situation. I believe the Japanese culture can influence the world with transformational knowledge —-which I attempt to translate here in this blog.

Another WordPress site, Japanesetest4you.com, has become my go-to resource to expand my limited Japanese language skills. I believe one does not need to know every word like Akarui. One needs enough language skills to understand philosophy. This is akin to learning Indian yoga. One must grasp a basic understanding to reap physical benefits so that one can sustain a practice.

As a result of this contemplation, I have another book recommendation: Japan’s Cultural Code Words.

I’m working on a similar book which will codify Japanese culture but in a less academic format.