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Werkzeugmaschinenbau in Deutschland, Japan und den USA by Martin Beck

By Martin Beck

Traditionelle Wettbewerbsanalysen sind für Unternehmen oft unbefriedigend: Zum einen basieren sie auf einem Vergleich nationaler Branchen, zum anderen leiten sie sich aus den in Geschäftsberichten veröffentlichten Jahresabschlußdaten ab. Diese Analysen bieten nur beschränkt konkrete Ansatzpunkte für betriebliche Verbesserungen. Aufbauend auf dem Ansatz Michael Porters erweitert Martin Beck die traditionelle Vorgehensweise um die examine der Wertkette eines Produktgruppen-/ Marktsegmentes im Werkzeugmaschinenbau - einem insbesondere aus deutscher Sicht bedeutenden Zweig der Investitionsgüterindustrie der Triade. Der Autor demonstriert anhand einzelner Unternehmen für das relativ homogene section „horizontale Bearbeitungszentren“, wie Kosten- und Leistungsvorteile in Wertkettenprozessen zu Wettbewerbs- und damit zu Gewinnvorteilen führen.

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Tax Policy for Aging Societies: Lessons from Japan by Akira Okamoto Ph.D. (auth.)

By Akira Okamoto Ph.D. (auth.)

The jap inhabitants is getting older quicker than the other on the earth. The in step with­ centage of Japan's inhabitants elderly sixty five and above used to be merely 7.1% in 1970,but simply 30 years later, in 2000, it reached 17.2%. A declining delivery expense and a emerging ordinary existence expectancy will proceed to push this pattern additional. this case is inflicting critical difficulties for jap society.Structural reforms, particularly tax and social safeguard reforms, to house this drastic demographic swap became an pressing coverage factor. the aim of this publication is to set up directions for tax and social safeguard reforms in Japan in phrases which are either effective and equitable. during this research, a longer life-cycle normal equilibrium version is hired to carefully take account of the swiftly getting older jap inhabitants. The simulation technique followed in our research allows us to calculate the consequences of other coverage programs on capital accumulation and financial welfare. this allows us to make proposals for concrete financial policies.

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Japan: The Precarious Future by Frank Baldwin, Anne Allison

By Frank Baldwin, Anne Allison

On March eleven, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan’s northeast coast brought on a tsunami that killed greater than 20,000 humans, displaced 600,000, and triggered billions of bucks in harm in addition to a nuclear meltdown of 3 reactors on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world’s 3rd biggest economic climate, used to be already grappling with restoration from either its personal fiscal recession of the Nineties and the worldwide recession following the US-driven monetary concern of 2008 while the catastrophe hit, altering its fortunes once more. This small, populous Asian nation—once considered a contender for the function of the world’s #1 power—now faces a global of uncertainty. Japan’s economic system has gotten smaller, China has challenged its borders, and it faces perilous demographic changes from reduced fertility and an getting older population, with the country’s inhabitants anticipated to drop to lower than a hundred million by way of 2048. 
 
In Japan: The Precarious Future, a bunch of amazing students of jap economics, politics, legislation, and society research many of the roads that would lie forward. Will Japan face a persevered erosion of worldwide financial and political energy, rather as China’s outlook improves exponentially? Or will it give you the chance to guard its prestige as a major participant in worldwide affairs? participants discover concerns comparable to nationwide protection, political management, production prowess, international relations, inhabitants decline, and gender equality in politics and the crew, all as a way to chart the potential futures for Japan. either a roadmap for switch and a glance at how Japan arrived at its current scenario, this selection of thought-provoking analyses can be crucial for knowing the present panorama and destiny customers of this international power. 

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Private Academies of Chinese Learning in Meiji Japan: The by Margaret Mehl

By Margaret Mehl

The institution of a countrywide schooling process quickly after the Meiji recovery of 1868 is well-known as a major factor in Japan's modernization, consequently examine on schooling is targeted at the nation approach. notwithstanding, this improvement didn't suggest the disappearance of the juku, the non-public academies that have been rather a lot a function of the Tokugawa interval. certainly, those performed a miles higher position than has been liked to this point and this booklet goals to rectify the omission. This complete examine of a little-known yet major sector not just contributes to a greater knowing of schooling within the Meiji interval yet is additionally proper to the reform of Japan's public schooling method at the present time. schooling used to be seen and organised very otherwise from this present day, and the trendy state-controlled method we take without any consideration is simply as a lot a fabricated from ancient conditions because the juku used to be; it, too, needs to accordingly be open to problem.

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Japanese Spa Resorts by Jinling Qu

By Jinling Qu

The stylish layout of the resort and the ideal concord among jap conventional tradition and the trendy layout notion during this booklet current you either sensual and mental appreciation of the prosperous spa tradition of Japan, the spa country on this planet. With greater than fifty famous and exotic jap resorts incorporated, the ebook supplies particular descriptions of the scales, amenities, and the layout varieties of the japanese spa baths of every lodge particularly. From the internal layout of the spacious and brilliant reception halls, the luxury ocean-front visitor rooms, and the comfortable attractiveness and well being salons to the outside panorama layout of eastern gardens and definitely the right situation close to the mountains or through a river, and particularly the individualized recuperative spa baths, all exhibit the paintings of the japanese spa inn grasp designers.

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Sayonara by James A. Michener

By James A. Michener

From a good grasp of historic fiction comes a super story of affection amid conflict. James A. Michener combines strong storytelling with mild sensitivity during this novel of a U.S. military guy who falls for a desirable jap girl opposed to all odds.

Major Lloyd Gruver considers himself fortunate. The son of a military normal, relationship the daughter of one other strong army relations, his destiny seems to be impossibly vibrant. Stationed in attractive, unique Japan, he simply can't comprehend men like deepest Joe Kelly, who throws away his existence within the States via marrying one of many neighborhood women. Then Lloyd meets Hana-ogi. After that, not anything concerns anymore... not anything yet her.

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Coexistence and Cultural Transmission in East Asia by Naoko Matsumoto, Hidetaka Bessho, Makoto Tomii

By Naoko Matsumoto, Hidetaka Bessho, Makoto Tomii

This is the 1st quantity to introduce the knowledge, concept and method of latest archaeological paintings in Japan and different elements of East Asia archaeology in English to western audiences. It additionally introduces a brand new theoretical thought to archaeologists drawn to the connection among historical cultures—coexistence. Archaeologists typically research the bounds among varied cultural teams in phrases clash and dominance instead of long term, harmonious adaptive responses. Chapters during this publication disguise facts from burials, faunal and botanical research, in addition to conventional alternate items. it really is of curiosity to archaeologists accomplishing study in East Asia or learning intercultural interplay at any place round the globe.

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Contemporary Portraits of Japanese Women by Yukiko Tanaka

By Yukiko Tanaka

As Japan shifted from an agricultural state sooner than 1950 to an industrialized state in much less time than the other constructed nation, ladies felt the strain of the shift. Husbands labored longer hours, leaving the entire loved ones chores and baby rearing to their other halves whereas enjoyable their responsibilites as company infantrymen. The financial system was once fueled through a diligent, well-educated, low-paid staff, yet gender function department grew to become much more inflexible. loved ones earning rose and development in parts corresponding to diets, transportation, and rest have been made; smooth home equipment additionally made it attainable for moms to have part-time jobs. yet toxins additionally rose, as did costs, and crowded dwelling stipulations started to impinge on relatives existence. Tanaka, who has spent a long time in retrospect at her state from an American point of view, examines marriage, motherhood, employment, independence, women's hobbies, and previous age for girls in Japan during the last 50 years.

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