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Kanban in Action by Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén

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About the Cover Illustration

The figure on the cover of Kanban in Action is Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543 – 1616), the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, which ruled from the Battle of Sekighara in 1600 until the Meji Restoration in 1868. A shogun was the military leader in feudal Japan, and because of the power concentrated in his hands, he was the de facto leader of Japan, in place of the nominal head of state, the mikado or emperor. Ieyasu seized power in 1600, received appointment as shogun in 1603, abdicated from office in 1605, but remained in power until his death in 1616. He claimed to have taken part in over 90 battles during his lifetime, as either a warrior or a general. He had a number of qualities that enabled ...

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