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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…

Global Japan
JUN 5, 2013

The Answer to Future Economic Stability of the Philippines

…the manufacturing sector, especially in semiconductors and electronics. This would re-invigorate the country’s exports and increase high-value, high-impact investments in the Philippines. One of the biggest manufacturing companies in the…

Global Japan
FEB 1, 2012

How Asian Corporations Deal with Globalization (Part 1 of 2)

…a business background? Basically everybody, huh? Manufacturing business? Finance? Education? Japanese companies? Thank you. This means nothing, nothing but the practice of raising your hands. So, you can cut in…

The Digital Revolution: Why Is Japan Not in the Lead?

…points to issues in two key areas: business models and design thinking. Services vs. manufacturing on the global stage Let’s start with business models. The United States has long enjoyed…

Tech & Innovation
JAN 10, 2017

Storytelling Trumps AI

…machines can do, better? Automation will affect all jobs, not just manufacturing. While AI is not likely to replace any one job in its entirety, it will replace specific skills and…

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…

Career Success
FEB 8, 2001

The Debate with Professor Michael Porter

…I suspect that in regard to cutting-edge technology, Japan will turn around completely. Mobile phones, electronic components, optical fiber, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, liquid crystal and home electronics—all of these are…

Tech & Innovation
FEB 28, 2018

Design Thinking: A Long Journey to Japan

…and Mass Manufacturing To find the roots of design thinking, we need to look to Europe in the era of the Industrial Revolution (late 19th and early 20th centuries). It…

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….

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…