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If you honored your day every day and lived each day mindfully, the world would be better for one-seven-billionth. If two people, three people and even more people tried to do so, the world would become better little by little. The key is “The Ten Questions" to make your day shine, and they are for you to ask every day. This book is a self-enlightening picture book with the above message.
People of all ages from the 5th and the 6th graders of elementary schools to adults, both men and women, and young and old can get some hints to live a better day naturally once they answer to “The Ten Questions" such as “Are you smiling now"?, “Who are those whom you care about"? and so on, as they go through a story of a traveler and a young man.
All the content is in both Japanese and English, and the English voice recording can be downloaded for free. At the end of the book, two cards of “The Ten Questions" are attached.
This book is recommended by Former President of Uruguai Jos? Alberto Mujica Cordano, known as the poorest president in the world !
Shigenori Kusunoki, Author
Kusunoki was born in 1961 and currently lives in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. He obtained Master’s degree from Naruto University of Education, and was an elementary school teacher, the vice director of Naruto Municipal Library and recently is an author
of children’s books and a lecturer.
His works include “Okodademasen Youni” (“I Hope I Don’t Get Scolded”), “Megane wo Kaketara” (“When She Put on Her Glasses”),
“Niko Niko Virus” (“Happy Smiling Viruses”), “Gomen Nasai ga Ippai” ( “So Many ‘Sorries’ ”), and “Onibo” (“A Devilkin”).
Many of his works have been published in Japan and also translated into other languages. http://www.kusunokishigenori.jp/
Taku Furuyama, Water color painter
Furuyama was born in 1962 and currently lives in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Literature, Tohoku Gakuin University, majoring in history. He was an animator, and then became a self-employed illustrator. He wrote “Shiki to Aruita Miyagi” (“Walking in Miyagi with Shiki”).
He illustrated the picture books titled “Tsuki wo Yobu Maho no Kotoba” and “Shurushuru Pan.” Some of his works are published in a water color picture book titled “Suisai de Egaku Utsukushii Nihon” (“Beautiful Japan Painted with Water Colors”). He owns the
Art Gallery Artio. Chigusa Theresa Hanaoka, Translator Hanaoka was born in Saitama and currently lives in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. She graduated from the Department of Education, Waseda University and obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She worked as a translator and currently works as a trauma therapist specializing in early trauma and attachment disorder. She has written “Ai to Shiawase no Spiritual Book” (“Spiritual Book of Love and Happiness”) and translated “Guidance 24/7” by Christel Nani.