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There's been plenty of analysis on why Japan, the UK and the USA have such low or declining productivity levels - even if employment is relatively healthy. I observed envy making levels of efficiency and work/life balance during my recent trips to the Netherlands, which may have show some cultural factors at work, as I observed in my article here.
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Lessons in managing risk do not seem to have been learned twenty years’ on, with a seeming procession of Japanese Presidents bowing their heads in shame at unanticipated risks and covered up mistakes which escalate into full blown crises.
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Does Hitachi's abolition of seniority based pay to improve global mobility mean that globalization will bring the end to Japanese lifetime employment and seniority based pay?
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This article was published 4 years ago in the Nikkei Weekly - so I would be interested in your views as to whether anything has changed since it was written.

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The editors of this book have tried to stitch a rather eclectic group of papers together as proof that Japan was and is still engaging with the globalizing world.
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