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Small But the Best Companies

Title in Japanese Chiisakutemo ichiban no kaisha
Author Koji Sakamoto
Synopsis

If an employee is always dissatisfied with his boss or with the company he is working for, it is unreal to think that he would put in his best efforts for the company to achieve good results. The i...

“Likes/Dislikes” And Management

Title in Japanese Sukikiraito Keiei
Author Ken Kusunoki
Synopsis

This book is based on a series of the author’s interviews of 14 famous Japanese entrepreneurs/CEOs. Ken Kusunoki is a business school professor and started the interviews with a hypothesis that ent...

The Potential of Small and Medium-sized Companies

Title in Japanese Chuushou Kigyou no Sokojikara
Author Takao Nakazawa
Synopsis

Small and medium-sized enterprises are often viewed with negative images, that they are challenged with the offshore production or suffering from low wages, and lack of successors. However, Japan c...

Japanese Factory Technology Drawing the World’s Attention

Title in Japanese Sekai ga Taisetsu ni suru Nippon Koujouryoku
Author Yasuo Negishi
Synopsis

“Japanese Factory Technology Admired by the World” introduces the art of Japanese manufacturing and craftsmanship through examples of 12 existing small-medium scale factories. Even though it is oft...

I Decided To Save The World With Euglena

Title in Japanese Bokuwa Midorimushide Sekaiwo Sukuukotoni Kimemashita
Author Mitsuru Izumo
Synopsis

What is euglena? It is a microalgae which grows in fresh water and has both plant and animal characteristics, stores the energy by photosynthesis like plants and moves around like microorganisms. ...

Creating a Brand

Title in Japanese Brand no Sodatekata
Author Jun Nakagawa, Akihiro Nishizawa
Synopsis

How does a company go about creating and raising a brand? Is it possible to succeed in branding without being a large-scale, well known company? The duo of a successful young manager and designer a...

Hundred Year-old Japanese Companies

Title in Japanese Nihonno Hyakunen Kigyo
Author The Asahi Shimbun reporters
Synopsis

There are more than 20,000 companies which have been in business more than 100 years and about 400 companies that have been in business over 300 years in Japan.

This book is a corpus series ...

Makoto Naruke’s Selection of 100 Growing Companies

Title in Japanese Naruke Makoto no honto wa oshietakunai igai na seicho kigyo 100
Author Makoto Naruke
Synopsis

Chapter 1 25 companies that are bound to grow, influenced by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Chapter 2 25 companies that are aggressively investing in new base manufacturing locations

Cha...