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Manga for Businesspeople

In Japan, manga (comic books) are not just for children. Books combining text and illustrations have been popular with Japanese readers of all ages for centuries. Today, one-third of all books published in Japan are manga.

Manga offer several advantages over traditional text-only works. Our brains process text up to twice as quickly if it is combined with pictures. Retention is also improved. Narratives about humans experiencing sadness, anger, and joy connect to our instinctive capacity for empathy, conveying key information more vividly and memorably.

JMAM applies these insights to books specifically for businesspeople. Our manga make it easier to quickly grasp advanced concepts in business and industry, from management theory to manufacturing efficiency.

FULL COLLECTION

Knowledge for business management

Personnel development

Conceptual skills

Human skills

Mental health

Training books for different departments

  • Easy reading through Manga | Working in corporate planning
  • Easy reading through Manga | Working in administration
  • Easy reading through Manga | Working in human resources
  • Easy reading through Manga | Working in accounting
  • Easy reading through Manga | Working in corporate sales

Other themes

  • Easy reading through Manga | Programming basics
  • Easy reading through Manga | Psychology
  • Easy reading through Manga | Preparing a better business manual
  • Easy reading through Manga | How to read a financial statement
  • Easy reading through Manga | Entrepreneurship
  • Easy reading through Manga | Preparing a business plan
  • Easy reading through Manga | Understanding statistics
  • Easy reading through Manga | Corporate social responsibility

Japanese Culture

How much do you know about Japanese culture? From tea ceremony and haiku to anime and karaoke, aspects of Japanese culture have been embraced around the world. But it also has subtler depths that are not as widely known.

Concepts like ikigai (finding purpose in life), omotenashi (gracious and effortless hospitality) and sanpo yoshi (business that is good for the buyer, the seller, and society at large) offer a uniquely Japanese take on universal human concerns like striving to do good and treat others well. Even Japan’s business world is guided by a philosophy of building prosperity by respecting the public.

JMAM’s books on Japanese culture explain traditional values, customs, and approaches to living in a way that helps busy modern readers apply these ideas in their own lives, both at home and in the office.

Children's Books and Parenting

Every parent wants their child to be happy—to bring out their child’s abilities and help them succeed and flourish in life.

Of course, this is easier said than done. Children and parents do not always see eye-to-eye. Fortunately, JMAM’s books for parents offer insight into what children are thinking and how to help them find their way in life. With understanding and mutual respect, families can grow together happily.

We also publish educational books for children to help nurture their innate talent and intelligence. Our books use manga (comics) and cute characters to speak directly to children in language they understand. They also hold deeper messages for children about broadening your horizons and thinking for yourself.

Japanese Business Etiquette

Japan is generally welcoming to visitors from overseas. However, those who settle in Japan to work or study often find it challenging to master the unwritten rules of business etiquette. Even with the best of intentions, a professional faux pas can leave a negative impression.

JMAM’s books on Japanese business etiquette can help. In clear, simple language, they describe exactly what is expected and how to behave in situations ranging from everyday greetings to formal events. Our books cover not just the what, but also the why, offering a deeper understanding of Japanese culture more generally. They equip readers with everything they need to navigate Japan’s business world with confidence.

JMAM has worked closely with Japanese industry for more than 70 years, helping businesspeople and others become the person they want to be. This series distils that experience to help readers planning business ventures in Japan achieve their goals.