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7209862 Fumihiko Ida Creating the Value of Life

7209862 Fumihiko Ida Creating the Value of Life

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By Fumihiko Iida
Associate Professor of Fukushima National University,JAPAN
This book became best-seller in Japanand achieved more than 400,000 copies in 1996.Translated byMuneo Yoshikawa, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii
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If you want, you can distribute this PDF file to all around the world,but please do not gain any profit !Copyright (C) : Fumihiko Iida & Nuneo J. YoshikawaFumihiko IidaFaculty of Economics, Fukushima Univ.,Matsukawa-cho, Fukushima City,960–1296, Japan
This PDF file was converted from the HTML file of Iida’s HP by Yoshio Umeno.
— Why This Book is Being Sent Out From Japan to the World —Muneo Yoshikawa, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii
In the latter part of March, 1996, a trusted friend sent me a copy of ProfessorFumihiko Iida’s article, ”The Dawn of Meaning.”[1] I read it immediately and wasamazed that a traditional academic journal at a major public university in Japan hadpublished a research article on life after death and rebirth, especially since the topic isso remote from economics and management, the journal’s usual genre. I was full of emotion as I realized that the new world-shaking paradigms (views of the world, of theuniverse, of nature, of humanity and of the corporation) have at last started to makeinroads in Japan.On the one hand, Iwas speechless with admirationfor the bravery of Professor Iidain submitting such theories to a journal of economics and management. I have spentover thirty years in the academic environment of a public University in the U.S., and Iknow very well that a scholar of management must be prepared for the worst when hepublishes theories such as Professor’s Iida’s within the discipline of management sci-ence, where they appear out of place, at least at first glance. I contacted Professor Iidaimmediately because I was convinced that he had some compelling reason, a reasonbeyond human knowledge, to act as he did. One week later I visited Professor Iida’soffice at Fukushima University.As I suspected, Professor Iida did have a reason beyond human knowledge to writehis article. I am unable to explain it simply, and Professor Iida has requested that Irefrain from trying. However, the overwhelmingresponse tohis articlemade ProfessorIida resolve to publish a greatly expanded version of his article as abook. As Ispoke toProfessor Iida, I felt very strongly that his theories were too important to be confined just to Japan; I felt that Japan must send his ideas out to the whole world. For thatreason, I have been asked to write the introduction to this book, a task which I, anon-Japanese, perform with great hesitation.Transpersonal psychology and molecular physics, disciplines on the forefront of global knowledge, are currently dealing with such concepts as the invisible world,the realm of the unconscious and idea of life fields. In philosophy, such conceptsare termed the ”celestial” realm and the realm of ”nothingness.” The Japanese havewords for these astral realms in the world of art where the concepts are called yohaku(blankness, empty space), yo’in (reverberation, lingering note) and yojo (suggestive-ness, lingering charm). These realms have meaning in a psychological and emotionalsense. Fellow Japanese very clearly understand and share this realm of emotion.Inthe world ofbusiness as well, Japanese have a sharedunderstanding in this astralplane of the ”life-field” called the ”workplace.” Just as in the world of art, this realmor life-field of work can also be understood psychologically or emotionally. For thatreason, the realm of work has a nature that cannot ask ”why” things happen.

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