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Kingen is a golden saying or a maxim. A Japanese edition of  Drucker’s “The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done” is sold as his golden sayings. Ryu Murakami, a Japanese novelist, is collecting golden sayings of Japanese CEOs and successful people, who he has met in a TV show. It is hard to distinguish kingen from other sayings. Perhaps, each individual has a different opinion about which saying can be categorized as kingen.

A quote of Yōzan Uesugi (1751-1822), a feudal lord, is a famous Japanese kingen.

Naseba naru. (If you try to bring about a change, you can accomplish it.)
Nasaneba naranu, nanigotomo. (If you don’t try, you can’t accomplish whatever it is.)
Naranu wa hitono nasanu narikeri. (If things are not as you like, that is because you have done nothing.)

The first line is usually translated as, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” However, the verb nasu involves not only a will but also actions.

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