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Life lessons, insights and perspectives from the Land of the Rising Sun.

猿 も 木 から 落ちる– Saru mo ki kara ochiru: Even monkeys fall from trees.

不明瞭で最長話します– Fumeiryōde saichō hanashimasu: The inarticulate speak longest.

7回8スタンドアップ落ちます– 7-Kai 8 sutando appu ochimasu: Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

Much wisdom has flowed from thousands of years of Japanese culture. Here are some books to help you tap into the well.