Global Class Japanese SMEs

Global Class Japanese SMEs

Kurosaki Makoto
Translated by Larry Greenberg

Published by JPIC | Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-916055-81-1 | 172 pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2017


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About the Book

30 years have passed since Japan emerged on the global stage as the second largest economy quickly moving upwards. More than 20 years have passed since the bubble burst, wiping away inflated dreams of Japan as Number One. The Cold War has ended and China has overtaken Japan as Number Two. The digital revolution has come and IoT is changing everything. And yet Japan remains near the top as the third richest economy in the world despite the fallout from the scandals and disappointing performance from some of Japan's former giants. How can this be? What is the true source of strength of the Japanese economy? Who are the real little giants who continue to sustain Japan? Read about 24 amazing Japanese SMEs that have left footprints way beyond their corporate size.

About the Author


Makoto Kurosaki was born in Gunma Prefecture in 1944. During his time working at Jiji Press he was constantly on the business beat, covering institutions like the Japan Business Federation, the Bank of Japan and the Ministry of Finance. He also reported on major business events like the Recruit scandal. Kurosaki headed the Miyazaki and Fukushima bureaus and served as editor-in-chief and commentator. He left Jiji in 2004 and is now professor at Teikyo University's Faculty of Economics.