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Shokunin Katagi - 職人気質

職人気質 (しょくにんかたぎ) - Shokunin Kitagi

Shokunin (more like "Shyokunin") is the japanese word for craftsman or artisan, or even tradesman. The phrase "Shokunin Katagai" "Shokunin Kushitsu" translates to something like "the craftman’s spirit." It’s the concept of not just doing your work but applying a complete focus and continual improvement. What is surprising to me is that the japanese apply this concept to whatever their work may be, whether it’s as a sushi chef or as a janitor. It’s hard to argue with in theory; whatever we do we should certainly do to the best of our ability.