• The Mastery of One’s Profession Shokunin, in simple terms, would translate into a Mastery of ones Profession. “The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a literal description does not fully express the deeper meaning.  The Japanese apprentice is taught that shokunin means not only having technical skills, but also implies […] Sepy Bazzazi 3 min read November 28, 2012