May 30, 2009

how to grow

“Bonsai” is one of Japanese traditional culture to
make the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees and so on.
In the typical case, old Japanese men have hobby to make Bonsai.

When I was in Silicon Valley, I saw American style Bonsai several time. All of them is very big comparing to Japanese one. In the case of Japanese one, one of the important factor for Bonsai is how to make it small.

Here is original Japanese manga.

May 21, 2009

Responsibility in the firm

Many Japanese salaryman respect the internal company order more than the outside change.

I guess the reason for this is that Japanese company has used the lifetime employment historically. So they became to be just interested in only the company while they worked for only one company long time.

I am afraid it is difficult for them to react correctly against the global big economy change. Just too slow.

Here is the original manga in Japanese.

May 13, 2009

The masters of the reason for the impossible

I often face this kind of situation.
Many smart Japanese salaryman makes effort with spending a lot of time to create the perfect reason why they can not do. The fundamental reason why there are many such kind people in Japan is Japanese culture does not respects the people who challenge risk. Naturally they want to be just stable without challenge and with the skill to create the reason for the impossible.

Here is the original Japanese manga.

May 4, 2009

domestic demand expansion

Since the current global recession happened, many so-called intellectuals in Japan say “We should expand the domestic demand and keep employment under the current recession.” It is very strange, because the big industry in Japan is the manufactures which already expanded their business to worldwide since long time ago.

On the other hand, even in the big Japanese manufacture companies, the population of the people who are creating just “the in-company demand expansion”, that is only for the internal, has increased. Nothing to compete to the outside competitors can be created by these. (It is obvious, though…)

For example,

- the pre-pre-pre-meeting for internal negotiation
(=eternal Nemawahi)
- the people who want to know many things even they are not related
- the imposition of who should have budget between divisions

I wonder this trend is in only Japan(?).

Here is the original manga in Japanese.