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.
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.
By Frank Baldwin, Anne Allison
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.
By Scott Clark
"Clark's chapters at the importance of bathing in eastern mythology and the old improvement of communal bathing offer an outstanding viewpoint from which to view sleek practices." --Daily Yomiuri
By Kiyoko Takeda
At the top of worldwide struggle II and during the Allied career, the Allies deliberated no matter if to abolish or to maintain the japanese Emperor procedure. this can be a research of the transformation of Japan below the influence of the democratizing coverage of a forceful army profession from the West.
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.
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.
By Naoko Matsumoto, Hidetaka Bessho, Makoto Tomii
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.