Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--September 2016 Issue

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games opened on August 5th with a spectacular ceremony that took place at Maracana Stadium, which is world famous for football. Following the opening ceremony, the Olympic events will be held until the 21st. Many of us may spend sleepless nights during the Games watching exciting competitions and dramatic scenes. After Rio, Tokyo will be the next host city of the summer Olympic Games, in 2020. Major construction is going on everywhere in our city in preparation for this huge upcoming event.201609

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Topic of the Month

Beijing International Book Fair 2016

The Beijing International Book Fair will be held from August 24th to 28th, and we are attending the fair again this year. If any of you are coming to BIBF and are interested in meeting with us, please do let us know.

Hot Titles

The Truth About Money

by Hitori Saito

ISBN978-4-7631-3546-9 C0030

155 pages / March 2016 / 1,600 yen (w/o tax)

A book about getting rich that only the highest income taxpayer in Japan could have written.


“As far as I know, no other book goes into this much depth about money.” This new book by today’s most prominent businessman is his first written solely about money. Rather than simply explaining how to make more money, Hitori Saito’s book discusses how the nature and essence of money relate to our mental attitudes and ways of life. Calling this book “the philosophy of money” would actually be fitting, but don’t let that intimidate you; Mr. Saito explains difficult concepts in the simplest of terms.


・ Chapter one’s lesson: Money teaches us “wisdom” and “patience”
・ Chapter two’s lesson: People who can’t make money secretly hate money
・ Chapter three’s lesson: Fix the problems that are right in front of you first
・ Chapter four’s lesson: People who believe in the gods will succeed
・ Chapter five’s lesson: If you think you’re lucky, luck will come to you.
・ Conclusion

From the table of contents

○There are two ways to earn a profit
○Leaving money in your wallet builds restraint

○Are you an attractive investment?
○It’s important to know whom to ask for wisdom
○Ask rich people about how to get rich
○Hating your job is the same as making enemies with money
○Money comes to those who value it
That problem is occurring because it’s important for you
○Knowing “uncertainty” will help you read the signs of the times
○Chances are “opportunities to learn wisdom and patience”
○Solving personal and money problems require different processes
○Knowing the “two dimensions” of money will change your ways
○Being swayed by money is proof that you’re not in control
○A scientifically proven way to increase your fortune
○Nothing changes without a change in “foundation”
○Being smart is knowing your imperfections
○Real success is repeated success

And more…

From the editor

In December of 2015, I spent half a day driving around the city with Hitori Saito. When we began driving around to visit a number of his favorite shrines, the first words out of his mouth were, “I want to write a book about money.” He clearly gave his reasons, one of them being that the more financially stable people there are, the better off the world will be. It’s interesting to point out that a prominent businessman such as Hitori Saito hadn’t written a book about money until now. It took him only three months to send me a manuscript, which was filled with philosophical insights into the concept of money, explained in simple terms. What resulted was a book that, while easy to understand, is profound in its meaning and significance.


Hitori Saito

Hitori Saito is the founder of Ginza Marukan and is now the highest-paying taxpayer in Japan. He was in the top 10 highest taxpayers for 12 consecutive years starting in 1993, setting a new record. Before the public announcements of income tax were stopped in 2006, his income tax payments reached as high as 17,300,000,000 yen. While high taxpayers mostly deal in real estate and stock offerings, Mr. Saito’s case is unusual because all of his taxes are from his business earnings. He has published many books about combining both emotional happiness and financial success. His main works include The Power of Subtle Differences, The Power of Observation, An Eccentrics Take on How the World Works, People and Money, A Fascinating Rule to Success, The Earth Is the Planet of Actions, Nothing Will Happen Until You Make a Move, and Dont Worry, Everything is Going Well (all published by Sunmark).

Burn Fat With High-Intensity Interval Training

(DVD incl.)

by Takashi Okada

ISBN978-4-7631-3496-7 C2075

126 pages / March 2016 / 1,300 yen (w/o tax)

Burn fat with only 4 minutes of exercise!


This book was introduced on the Japanese TBS network radio show Bakushou Mondai No Nichiyou Sandē” with a rave response.

The whole world is talking about HIIT (high-intensity Interval training), an amazing 4-minute workout method that initially burns 100 calories, allowing the body to continue burning up to 1,000 more calories post-workout. It takes only a few minutes at home, with no need for workout machines or gym visits. The short workouts are even easier if you do them while watching the DVD included with this book. 

Originally designed for top athletes to quickly increase their muscle stamina and cardiovascular strength to high levels through an intense workout that uses the entire body and results in total exhaustion, this training method can also be applied to people with low physical endurance and those who worry about their weight.


“I don’t have time to work out.”
“Going to the gym is a pain.”
“I don’t want to spend money on exercising.”
“Long workouts are out of the question.”

HIIT was designed for people like this!
HIIT will give you the best results you’ve ever gotten from exercising.

From the table of contents

CHAPTER 1    How does HIIT burn so much fat?
CHAPTER 2    HIIT gives vitality to a weak body
CHAPTER 3    Avoiding things that cause weight gain
CHAPTER 4    Lose the weight entirely with HIIT
APPENDIX 1   Foods that will improve HIIT results
APPENDIX 2   Stretches that boost results and reduce tiredness

From the editor

I didn’t have to worry too much about overeating when I was in my 20’s, but that changed when I entered my 30’s. Then in my 40’s, on top of weight gain, I had to begin worrying about illness and work performance. I started running, but it took too much time, my knees hurt a bit, and depending on the weather my motivation would drop, but I was able to keep up with HIIT with no problem.

You only need to move for 4 minutes. You only need a small amount of floor space — about the size of one tatami mat (approx. 1.5 m2). In this short amount of time you still get a sense of fulfilment as you feel your breathing rate increase. If you do it at night, you will feel energetic and limber throughout the next day. 

I also feel more full and satisfied after meals. I used to eat lunch at work whether or not I was hungry, but thanks to HIIT I have power and energy all day, I can feel the fat burning away, and the way I experience hunger is different. I can feel my body’s cells are asking for more energy.

The results are also visible on the outside as my body shape has changed. Everyone should try this extreme training method right away.


Takashi Okada

Takashi Okada was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1980.  He is an associate professor at Nippon Sport Science University and a Japan Sports Association athletics trainer. He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and is certified by the Japan Association of Training Instructors. He is a judo and water polo trainer on the Japanese Olympic Committee, and a physical trainer and coach for the boys’ national judo team, as well as the Japan national water polo team.  Mr. Okada is also a member of the Japan Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation. He graduated from Nippon Sport Science University’s Graduate School of Physical Education, then received all necessary credits for a doctorate from The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo  but left there before graduating.  After studying at Nippon Sport Science University, the author studied under the University of Tokyo professor and world-class bodybuilder Naokata Ishii.  

He was the 2014 Tokyo Open Bodybuilding Championship 70kg group champion. He possesses the latest information about body training and dieting, and teaches top methods to top athletes. Takashi Okada is referred to as the “ripped master with a body of steel.”