Japanese Ecosophy: A Traveller’s Note


Zaini Ujang
2019. Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM) & UTM
Softcover, 23.5 cm x 16 cm, 154 pages
ISBN 9789674608248


This book is about Japanese ecosophy (for the unitiated, ecosophy or ecophilosophy (a portmanteau of ecological philosophy) is a philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibrium. The author shares his understanding of the feature and components of Japanese thinking and lifestyle in relation to nature, environmentalism and green practices through his life experiences as a frequent traveler to Japan, and as a reputable scholar with special interest in water and environmental sustainability. Since this book is a “traveler’s notes”, the approach that the author has been casual personal, sometimes judgmental and less philosophical. This is a personal narrative of events, stories, conversations and anecdotes on Japanese value, attitudes, habits, characters and culture towards environmental sustainability.

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 23.5 × 16 × 1.5 cm