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  • Toyota's Cost Advantage Over Other Japanese Firms
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    Toyota Financial Services (TFS) recently undertook a major business transition programme to in-source its back-office functions. This required that a large number of Toyota and Lexus retail finance contracts, together with all their associated transaction data, be converted from an external IBM mainframe-based system to an in-house system. The new system was based on the Lynx 'Portfolio's oftware package using Unix and Oracle technology. ATD consultants worked closely with TFS throughout the dat...
  • Japan's Industries
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    During the time period between the 1850's and 1950's, Japan underwent massive changes politically, economically, and socially. Acknowledging the failure of isolation, Japan imitated the West in an attempt to modernize, however, still retaining its own identity. A reorganized and more centralized government allowed Japan to industrialize in half the time it took the nations of Western Europe. Industrialization provided Japan with the tools needed to transform itself from a half civilized and "bac...
  • Loss Of American Business To The Japanese
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    I read the novel Rising Sun by Michael Crichton. The story is about the grand opening of the Nakamoto Tower in Los Angeles, the new American headquarters of a Japanese corporation. On the night of the opening a young girl was killed on the forty-sixth floor, one story above the floor of the party. The Japanese liaison, Lieutenant Peter James Smith, was called to help the investigation begin, as the Japanese businessmen tried to stall the police. Though the story is about a homicide investigation...
  • Japanese Industry
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    SHORT ESSAY - MEIJI RESTORATION The Meiji restoration reshaped the way of Japanese living, culture and industry. Clothes, buildings, labour, speech and military were all modernised due to the adapted Western influence. The vision of hope in war was given to the neighbouring Asian countries. In the time of the Meiji revolution, Japanese culture was reformed to a large extent. The cultural ways of the Japanese society were completely changed when the country of Japan was forced to open its walls t...
  • Japanese Model Of Economic Development
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    Was the crisis in Japan during the 1990's due to its model for economic development? Content: 1. Introduction 2. Japan, a late developer 2.1. The origins of economic inequality 2.2. A model for economic growth 2.3. A model of state-led development 3. The Japanese model of development 3.1. A social model of development 3.2. Japan's model of capitalism 3.3. Managerial advantages 4. The crisis of the Japanese model of development 4.1. High non-performing loans 4.2. High-technology 4.3. The bubble b...
  • Japan's Labour Management Relations
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    Introduction The Historical Origins of Company ism: From Westernization to Indigenization BAN NO JUN JI During the 1980's bubble economy, social scientists in Japan and elsewhere showed great interest in Japanese-style management' and 'Japanese-style administration'. Although the bubble has burst, this interest persists. Now, however, instead of praise, the formerly admired patterns are subject to criticism. An important theme in investigations into Japanese-style management has been the effort ...

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