An Investigation of Japanese Corporate Culture, Its Trends and Changes

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An Investigation of Japanese Corporate Culture, Its Trends And Changes Japanese Business & Culture bus 258.1 Table of Contents1.0 Introduction 2.0 Procedure 3.0 Findings 3.1 Changing social culture. 3.2 Business Culture in Japan 3.3 Why change is needed 3.4 What is Japan and her corporations doing to develop and change 4.0 Conclusion 5.0 Bibliography Japanese Business & CultureAn investigation Japanese corporate culture, its trends and changes.1.0 IntroductionThis report is based around the following quote: "Japan's corporate culture is the product of uniquely Japanese social and historical influences, so deeply rooted as to easily repel outside influences. Bur Japanese…show more content…
Chinese and Korean scholars and immigrants brought in other types of thinking into Japan and those new ideas were mixed with the indigenous ideals which has resulted in a hybrid strain of philosophy, religion and social ethics Then Buddhism which was refined in China was a further addition to the Japanese character. The final layer added the Japanese character was added through globalisation, and occurred in the middle of the nineteenth century and again in 1945. After the American occupation in 1945, to think like Europeans was strongly encouraged. This was accepted but at the same time they retained the "Japanese spirit". (source: unknown, Internet) 3.3 Why change is needed Because of the complex way in which the Japanese thought process works and the way that the corporate culture works is not seen as the easiest country to do business with. Japan protects its markets and its ideals. With the economic bubble bursting and the emergence of the China as a economic force change is needed to get the economy running at the levels it once enjoyed. As well as China there are the other Tiger economies in the Pacific that are emerging and becoming big players. There are calls for the country to go through further economic deregulation. Shoichiro Toyoda is one of the people calling for this and states: 'We have to reform and cut our high costs if we are to compete in the future.' He also says that Japanese companies should become more global,

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