Matsuri Festival - Phoenix, Arizona (February 2005)

BOYE LAFAYETTE DE MENTE (author of Japanese Samurai Code:  Classic Strategies For Success) was born in 1928 and has been involved with Japan, Asia and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, and editor.  He is the author of more than 50 books on Japan, Korea and China, including the first ever on the Japanese way of doing business:  "Japanese Etiquette & Ethics in Business (1959), and "How to Do Business With the Japanese" (1961).  His other pioneer series include business and cultural 'code word' books on the above countries.  His printed books are widely used in universities around the world.

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