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    • The Obesity Code

    • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
    • Written by: Jason Fung
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT BOOK! Everyone needs to read

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-15

    Price: CDN$ 26.94

    • The Obesity Code

    • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
    • Written by: Dr. Jason Fung
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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    In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • informative, repetitive, annoying narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-19

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • The Complete Book of Five Rings

    • Written by: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book

    • By Cole Poirier-Perry on 2018-08-30

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Musashi

    • Written by: Eiji Yoshikawa, Charles S. Terry - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 53 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and by whom he has been touched. Inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival.

    Price: CDN$ 65.76

    • Snow Country

    • Written by: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of the doomed love affair of a wealthy sophisticate, Shimamura, and the geisha Komako, at a mountain hotspring resort in western Japan, one of the snowiest regions on earth.

    Price: CDN$ 16.12

    • Shadow of the Fox

    • Shadow of the Fox Series, Book 1
    • Written by: Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish - and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

    Price: CDN$ 40.01

    • A River in Darkness

    • One Man's Escape from North Korea
    • Written by: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

    Price: CDN$ 23.51

    • The Essential Dogen

    • Writings of the Great Zen Master
    • Written by: Peter Levitt (editor), Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the first book to offer the great master's incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen - and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-06

    Price: CDN$ 4.02

    • Training the Samurai Mind

    • A Bushido Sourcebook
    • Written by: Thomas Cleary (translator/editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Training the Samurai Mind gives an insider's view of the samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Art of Peace

    • Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
    • Written by: John Stevens - translator, Morihei Ueshiba
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace", which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening and Entertaining

    • By Jairo Melo on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 9.34

    • Japanese Destroyer Captain

    • Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway - The Great Naval Battles Seen Through Japanese Eyes
    • Written by: Captain Tameichi Hara
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the Unsinkable Captain.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • Hagakure

    • The Book of the Samurai
    • Written by: William Scott Wilson (translator), Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an 18th-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Walking the Kiso Road

    • A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan
    • Written by: William Scott Wilson
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 CE. In the 17th century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips - along with their samurai and porters - to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo).

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Traditions

    • Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways
    • Written by: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The goals of the budo - the martial arts and ways of Japan - lie in refining the body and spirit. These goals are not always the obvious ones - and are learned only through the guidance and direction of great teachers. The techniques, methods, and rituals of the sensei can serve as guides to a well-lived life - and provide invaluable lessons for today's martial artists.

    • Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways
    • Written by: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 2014-04-01
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    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • The Essence of Budo

    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • Written by: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The study of budo, or the Japanese martial arts for self-cultivation, is a lifelong path toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, a sword master who has practiced and taught budo for over 40 years, addresses the myriad issues, vagaries, and inconsistencies that arise for students of karate-do, judo, kendo, kenjutsu, aikido, and iaido as their training develops.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime but honest

    • By Luke on 2018-01-31
    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • Written by: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2014-03-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Spring Snow

    • Written by: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders -- rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Ametora

    • How Japan Saved American Style
    • Written by: W. David Marx
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Look closely at any typically "American" article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look - known as ametora, or "American traditional" - and turned it into a huge business for companies like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts, Evisu, and Kapital. This phenomenon is part of a long dialogue between Japanese and American fashion.

    • How Japan Saved American Style
    • Written by: W. David Marx
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 2016-05-31
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • The Sound of Waves

    • Written by: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • When Awareness Becomes Natural

    • A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life
    • Written by: Sayadaw U Tejaniya
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Finding awareness in any kind of ordinary daily activity... The first trade book from a Southeast Asian Buddhist monk-teacher who is becoming prominent worldwide, particularly in the insight meditation community. Meditation is great - but it's not what Buddhist practice is all about. That's the message of this engaging and funny Burmese Buddhist monk, and it's a message that is finding a significant following among Westerners in the insight meditation tradition.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • The Heart of Meditation

    • Discovering Innermost Awareness
    • Written by: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins (Editor and Translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to - and in fact a prerequisite for - the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation.

    Price: CDN$ 19.78

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