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Top 10 most popular foreign writers in China (2)  14:52, December 01, 2012

Kazuo Inamori (

Top 10: Kazuo Inamori (稻盛和夫)

Royalty income: 1.5 million yuan (US$241,200)

Bestseller: "The Principles to Living" series 《活法》

Country: Japan

Age: 80

2011 Ranking: 12

Kazuo Inamori, born in 1932 in Kagoshima Prefecture, is a Japanese entrepreneur and the founder of two Global Fortune 500 companies: Kyocera Corporation and KDDI Corporation. Known as one of the four Japanese sages in management, Inamori graduated from Kagoshima University in 1955 with a B.S. in Applied Chemistry. At the age of 78, he became the chairman of Japan Airlines, which went bankrupt in January 2010, aiming to help reshape the debt-ridden company.

Among Inamori's over 20 books, "The Principles to Living" series and "The Principles of Working" are his most popular works in China. Acclaimed as Japan's top self-help book in the 21st century, his four-book series "The Principles to Living" was based on his personal experience, and presents his reflections, insights and outlook on life, including his formula for success for both enterprises and individuals.

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