kokoro --The Mind.

by Kazuo Inamori

ISBN978-4-7631-3243-7 C0030

205 pages / June 2019 / 1,700 yen (w/o tax)

The lifework of charismatic leader Kazuo Inamori has arrived!


This long-awaited follow-up to the million-selling A Compass to Fulfillment is 15 years in the making. Everything begins and ends with “the mind.”


Kazuo Inamori, who created two of the world’s giant corporations, Kyocera and KDDI, and who guided Japan Airlines to a miraculous recovery, has truly reached new horizons.


Looking back on his more than 80 years of life, there is one thing Mr. Inamori wants to relay to his readers: The mind decides everything.


All things that occur in life are a reflection of the mind. The author sees this as a fact of life. In this respect, what you embrace mentally largely affects your life.


It is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life.


The author, who has been in the forefront of the business world, shares with his readers what state of mind we should all be in.


If you want to further improve your life, try the “Inamori Philosophy.”

From the table of contents

◎ Everything in life is a reflection of the mind
◎ Be thankful for everything

◎ It will pay off to behave altruistically

◎ Believe you can in the moment

◎ Big goals have to be shared to be reached

And more…


Kazuo Inamori

Kazuo Inamori was born in 1932 in Kagoshima, Japan, and graduated from Kagoshima University. He established Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (the present Kyocera Corporation) in 1959. After serving as President and Chairman of the Board, he became Chairman Emeritus in 1997. In 1984 he founded the DDI Corporation (currently called KDDI) and was appointed Chairman of the Board. In 2001 he was appointed Honorary Advisor of the KDDI Corporation. In 1984 he also established the Inamori Foundation and the Kyoto Prize, an annual award that honors significant contributions to humanity.