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2019.04.30 Japanese Books Bestsellers 2010
On December 3rd, Nippan, a leading book distributor in Japan, announced the bestseller ranking of 2010. No.1 in the book total ranking is Moshi Koukouyakyu no Josi Manager ga Drucker no “Management” wo Yondara (“If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Peter Drucker’s “Management’ ”), the first business book since 1996 to make No.1 in the list. Of the top 20 in the ranking, 4 are fiction and 16 are non-fiction, and two are translations from English editions. No. 1 and No.2 in the best-selling fiction list are three volumes of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, and No.3 was Tou Ubukata’s historical novel Tenchi Meisatsu (“Insight into the Universe”). Below are the top 10 best-selling books of the year.

1. Moshi Koukouyakyu no Josi Manager ga Drucker no “Management” wo Yondara (“If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Peter Drucker’s ‘Management’ ”) (Natsumi Iwasaki)
A female facilitator of a high school baseball team accidentally finds that the Drucker’s book can be utilized to build a strong team. Written in a form of a fiction story, this book illustrates ways of structuring an organization.
2. Makudake Diet (“Just Tie It to Lose Weight”) (Chihiro Yamamoto)
Introduces a way of burning fat by using a special rubber band to correct skeletal structure.
3. 1Q84 (3) (Haruki Murakami)
Volume 3 of the phenomenal fiction by a best-selling author known worldwide.
4. Taishibokei Tanita no Shain Shokudo(“From the Cafeteria of the Body Fat Scale Maker Tanita”) (Tanita)
Tanita, a Japanese manufacturer of electronic scales, introduces healthy menus and recipes from the company’s employee-only cafeteria.
5. Tsutaeru Chikara (“Ability to Communicate”) (Akira Ikegami)
Shows how to nurture abilities to communicate, must-have abilities for businesspeople.
6. Shiranai to Haji wo Kaku Sekai no Daimondai (“Big Problems of the World You Must Know So You Won’t be Embarrassed”)
Raises and explains various issues of the world we should all know.
7. Kujikenaide("Don’t be Discouraged”) (Toyo Shibata)
A ninety-eight-year-old poet presents many words of encouragement.
8. Shin Ningen Kakumei (“New Human Revolution") Volume 21, 22 (Taisaku Ikeda)
A sequel to the nonfiction novel “Human Revolution,” which depicts the life of the second chairman Josei Toda of Soka Gakkai, a denomination of Buddhism.
9. 1Q84 (1), 1Q84 (2) (Haruki Murakami)
Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the above-mentioned novel by Murakami. This novel created a sensation on its publication to the point where the first printing of Volume 1 was sold out on the release date.

10. Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices [Japanese Edition] (Peter .F. Drucker, Translation by Atsuo Ueda)
Management guidebook by a notable management consultant.