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Global Japan
JUN 5, 2013

More Funds in the Philippines

…great economy. One necessity for this solid foundation is a resurgence of the manufacturing sector, especially in semiconductors and electronics. This would re-invigorate the country’s exports as well as increasing…

Career Success
APR 6, 2010

Japanese corporations should forget the monozukuri myth and work on refining management capacity

…of monozukuri (the act of making something): modular and integral. The electronics industry involves a modular manufacturing process in everything from PCs, TVs, digital cameras and “white” appliances to semiconductors; so monozukuri is fairly…

Tech & Innovation
FEB 28, 2018

Design Thinking, A Long Journey to Japan

…and Mass Manufacturing To find the roots of design thinking, one needs to go to Europe, back to the era of the industrial revolution in the late 19th and early…

Does Industry 4.0 matter?

…and simulation systems. Curiously, in third place was cyber security, in fourth, 3D-printing—additive manufacturing—and in fifth, IoT platforms. It’s interesting that more attention is paid to Internet security than developing…

Global Japan
FEB 1, 2012

How Asian Corporations deal with Globalization 1/2

…How many of you have a business background? How many of you have a business background? Basically everybody, huh? Manufacturing business? Manufacturing business? Finance? Finance? Education? Japanese companies? Japanese companies?…

Career Success
MAR 5, 2012

Position Power and Knowledge Power

As I read this New Year’s newspapers, headlines of an employment drain and the globalization of the manufacturing industry catch my eye. Japan can no longer compete with emerging countries…

The Digital Revolution: Why is Japan not in the lead?

…and design thinking. Services vs. manufacturing on the global stage Let’s start with the business models. The United States has long enjoyed a highly flexible labor market. Corporations wasted no…

Tech & Innovation
JAN 10, 2017

Storytelling Trumps AI

…out and how do we compete with what machines can do, better? Automation will affect all jobs, not just manufacturing. While AI is not likely to replace entire jobs, it…

Career Success
MAR 5, 2011

G1 Summit 2011 (2): Scenes from the Second Day – Exchanges at Conference Rooms, Whisky Distillery, Public Bath and Bar

…economist Noriyuki Yanagawa, and others took the platform at a session on “Opening Up the Japanese Economy.” Another session focused on the theme, “Restoring Japan’s National Commitment to Manufacturing: Going…

Global Japan
NOV 24, 2016

Even after Brexit and Trump, Japan is remarkably stable. Why?

…communities. Japanese companies do their utmost to maintain a domestic manufacturing base (despite the high cost of labor) and keep local communities intact. • Japanese companies practice an egalitarian ethos….