Friday, December 09, 2011

Kigatsuku & Kaizen

Two of my favorite Japanese words are Kigatsuku & Kaizen. Kigatsuku means “an inner spirit to act without being told what to do.” (Chieko N. Okazaki). Kaizen means "improvement", or "change for the better" and refers to a philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes.

Here at E3 Imagine we believe in both philosophies at our very core! Each person on our team has worked very hard, brought with them their unique skills and abilities, and everyone has strived for the betterment of the whole. We are always coming up with new ideas, new ways to implement those ideas, and how to spread our message to the world.

Today is our LAUNCH DAY and we are very excited to offer you a FREE sample ebook. We also have 2 new ebooks available for purchase.

Please enjoy this wonderful video and Come back in the Spring of 2012 for our printed books!


smiliesar said...

Love the video...I can't wait for the printed books...will make a great 3nd bday gift for Addie

Yūyō Erufu said...

気がつくhas a literal translation somewhat removed from your interpretation. It revolves around "perception" and "realisation". When used in the terms you do, it means more like "reacting to a person's needs before needing to be asked". I'm not saying your perception is wrong, but that the spin given by the Japanese Sister was more poetic than accurate. If you want the litteral meaning, please see:

So, example sentence:

Kigatsuku to, soko ni arimashita.
Before I knew it, it was over there.

Kigatsuku to nigeba wa dokoni mo nakatta.
I realise (Notice) right now, there was no shelter (no where to escape)

Though I'm only a student and I may have mistranslated the English slightly.