Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works by way of Brian Salsberg, Clay Chandler, Heang Chhor
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Overview: Earthquake, tsunami, and the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl: the triple screw ups of March 2011 hit Japan when it was once already feeling prone, its self assurance shaken by way of debt, deflation, and political inertia. Yet the ones horrible days additionally printed Japan’s strengths, maximum significantly the sense of neighborhood that created order and dignity amid the chaos. In the quick time period, no person doubts Japan’s capability to rebuild, however the nation nonetheless faces daunting long-term demanding situations. Its inhabitants is growing old and its group of workers shrinking. In industry and international relations, it faces new pressures from a emerging China. Many main Japanese firms have misplaced
international marketplace percentage during the last twenty years and struggled to grow to be in point of fact international competition. Japan nonetheless excels at production, nevertheless it has been sluggish to broaden its carrier sector. Meanwhile, the rustic’s training
machine continues to emphasise rote studying and cramming on the expense of innovation and inventive hinking.
For Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works, McKinsey invited 80 women and men from spherical the sector to consider the demanding situations and alternatives going through the rustic because it recovers from the triple screw ups.
Contributors come with CEOs, economists, Japan students, foreign-policy professionals, authors, and newshounds, in addition to stars from sports activities and tradition. This distinctive and prominent number of authors stocks views on Japan in essays which are insightful, concept provoking-and every so often contradictory.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General