Mitsubishi vs. Japanese Culture

In light of the recent Mitsubishi scandal, Bloomberg invited me back to discuss Japanese corporate culture and whether or not Japan is to blame for the recent scandal.

You can watch our discussion in the video above.

If you’d prefer to read this interview, the following transcript has been provided by Bloomberg:

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Conversation with Barilla Japan CEO

I conducted an onstage conversation with Barilla Japan CEO, Antony Strianese.

Here are my takeaways.

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Conversation with Nihon Michelin CEO

On October 19th, I conducted an on-stage conversation with Nihon Michelin CEO, Paul Perriniaux, at the Tokyo American Club for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the French Chamber of Commerce.

Here are a few of my takeaways.

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It’s Never Because “This is Japan”

Address real root cause, and you can accelerate change in your business. Blame your ailments on Japan, and you will remain permanently stuck.

It’s up to you.

What is it about Japan that makes companies as they are? Below are a few statements from a company manager, many of which you might find familiar in your own experience in Japan.

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