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By Kazuo Nishiyama

In Japan, facts of the country's Westernization abounds, but regardless of appearances, it has remained "uniquely" jap. accordingly, the uninformed Westerner doing company there'll locate it tricky or even problematical to paintings with eastern except she or he earnings a great figuring out of Japan and its humans. the writer attracts on his wide bilingual and bicultural adventure to supply readers with an insightful examine many key facets of doing company with Japan, starting from starting up and holding company contacts, potent interpersonal verbal exchange, decision-making types, negotiation strategies, presentational talking, operating of eastern multinational businesses, and residing and dealing in Japan. Businesspeople, teachers, non-academics, scholars, and others who're attracted to studying find out how to converse successfully and effectively with jap in foreign enterprise contexts will enjoy the author's sound thoughts and suggestion.

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Introduction FIG. 9. MAP OF ITALY INDICATING TOWNS AND CITIES FROM WHERE ITALIANS FEATURED IN THIS BOOK EMIGRATED. MAP BY POLLY FRANCHINI. merely between a New York City neighborhood and an Italian town, but also to various points in the paese-based diaspora. Thus Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is linked not only to Sanza (Salerno province) in Campania but also Melbourne, Australia; São Paolo, Brazil; and Mendoza, Argentina in what Appadurai might consider a paese-affiliated ethnoscape of global piety devoted to Our Lady of the Snow (2003, 7).

Other terms include tabenacolo, santella, cappelletta, and maestà. 5 As scholars have noted, edicole sacre are among the most widespread manifestations of popular Catholicism and vernacular material culture in Italy (Carroll 1996, 31–48; Cisotto 1979, 237–59; Esposito 1981–82; Ferrari and Lanzi 1985, 135–72; Grioni 1975; Lazzaretto 1978, 305–10; Moroni 1986, 31–59; Natella 1969, 114–25; Oltrano 1982, 10–19; and Syrjämaa 2008, 147-62). Early rural edicole often consisted of simple arrangements such as a painted or printed image attached to a tree or placed in the niche of a stone wall.

Constructed out of stone or plastered masonry, edicole were historically located in the woods, along the roadside, at crossroads, and often on the boundaries of private property, parishes, and rural contrade, or districts (Carroll 1996, 32; Ferari and Lanzi 1985, 137–38; Moroni 1986, 33). Contemporary town and urban edicole are found on the walls of buildings either at street level or as high up as the second story. Murals, painted canvases, ceramic and terracotta tiles, medallions, and framed prints grace the walls and corners of city buildings.

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