Boyé Lafayette De Mente

Boyé Lafayette De Mente

Boyé Lafayette De Mente (1928-2017) was involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, a journalist, and an editor. He was a former associate publisher and a regular columnist of the Tokyo Journal. He was a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, U.S. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and the languages of China, Japan, Korea, and Mexico, he wrote extensively about the plague of male dominance and the moral collapse of the U.S. and the Western world, in general. All of his 60+ books are available from Amazon. com

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 00:35

Osaka: Japan’s Amazing “Water City”

Osaka: Japan’s Amazing “Water City”

Osaka, at the mouth of Odo River on Osaka Bay, is not high on the list of most foreign visitors to Japan, primarily because they know little or nothing about the city beyond its reputation as a business center. That is a major loss. Osaka has the richest history of any of Japan’s leading cities.

Friday, 12 July 2019 13:56

Success Built in Japanese Products

How the Japanese Build Success into Their Products

The Japanese have a culture of achieving a profound degree of refinement in the products they build – and they have come to expect the same quality in what they buy. This tradition must be considered when selling foreign consumer products in Japan.

Monday, 30 January 2017 21:42

Tokyo Sightseeing/People Watching

Sightseeing and People Watching in Tokyo


Japan’s historical and modern beauty never ceases to beguile visitors. But despite its picturesque sceneries and bucolic abundance, the real attraction of this island country is the Japanese people and their culture.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00

Innovations and Inventions

Innovations and Inventions Changing Samurai Style

The ongoing presence and purity of Japan’s traditional culture in so many areas of life is one of the most amazing aspects of modern Japan. This is particularly so since the early 1870s, when the Japanese as a whole adopted foreign lifestyles with astounding skill and speed.

Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

Tokyo Skytree Branch Sprouts Pubs

Branch of Tokyo Skytree Sprouts Pubs

Tokyo beer enthusiasts and people who simply want to see and experience one of the most spectacular attractions in the world should not miss the World Beer Museum, located on the seventh floor of the Tokyo Solamachi commercial building, attached to Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward.

Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:46

Face Reading in Japan Goes High Tech!

Face Reading in Japan

Goes High Tech!

THE ancient Asian art of face reading has gone high tech in Japan. Several years ago, Japanese scientists began applying high-speed photographic technology to the art, adding a new dimension to understanding human feelings and communication in a development that could eventually change most human interactions.

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 22:10

Cover-It-All-Up Kimono!

Cover-It-All-Up Kimono!

Saving the Sexy

People who are not intimately familiar with Japan’s traditional female kimono may never have thought of these cover-everything-up garments as particularly sexy, but they are. Even the most die-hard take-it-all-off advocates cannot deny the influence of kimono on both the women who wear them and the libido of males who view them.


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