IIST e-MagazineIIST e-Magazine No.0266
28, April, 2017

A New Japanese-style Business Management Model that Utilizes the Diverse Abilities
and Individualities of a Multinational Work Force

Dr. Tomikazu Hiraga
Executive Research Fellow & General Manager for Asia
NLI Research Institute
Professor of International Competitive Strategy
Niigata University

Here I overview human resource challenges facing Japanese companies with international business operations, as well as steps which are being taken to address them, identifying key points and expectations in relation to realizing a new model of Japanese-style business management that utilizes the diverse abilities and individualities of a multinational work force.
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The Tohoku Region Six Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Current Status and Challenges

Kazuyuki Tagawa
Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry

The disaster-affected areas of Tohoku have recently enjoyed a string of positive developments, including new commercial facilities opening up and evacuation orders being lifted. To ensure a full recovery, we will continue to support the marine processing industry as a key industry in the affected coastal area, as well as channeling resources into the recovery of Fukushima Prefecture.
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Engaging with Mongolia’s Roller Coaster Economy (1)

Shinji Yoshimura
Hokkaido International Exchange and Cooperation Center

Moves to develop business exchange between Mongolia and Hokkaido are gaining momentum. Business people are coming and going between the two regions, where a string of related events have also been held, leading already to the conclusion of several contracts. This article is going to be published in two consecutive issues; No. 0266 and 0267 (31/May/2017).

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* Articles are written by METI officials and specialists, economists, journalists, and experts in various fields. It should be noted, however, that views expressed do not represent the official position of the Japanese government or of IIST.

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