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Latest top 30 Japanese companies in UK shows significant divergence

This post is also available in: JapaneseOur latest Top 30 Japanese companies in the UK shows a 1.7% drop overall in employee numbers from 2019 to 2020*, the first fall we have seen in the seven years we have been tracking the Top 30. As most Japanese companies in the UK use an April 1…

Who are the Biggest Foreign Companies in Japan in 2020?

This post is also available in: JapaneseToyo Keizai has not, as far as we are aware, issued another ranking of the biggest foreign companies in Japan since the one we blogged about in 2018. So for an update, we are relying on the analysis of a Japanese blogger working for a publisher in Tokyo, going…

Japanese values prevent digital transformation

This post is also available in: JapaneseKimura Takeshi, a Nikkei IT journalist has a self-styled hard hitting rant in Nikkei Business about Showa values such as omoiyari and how they should be ditched if Japanese IT companies are to compete globally.  I have to admit he shocked me, as I even titled my book about…

Top Japanese companies for CSR in UK

This post is also available in: JapaneseOnly around 10% of Japanese companies in the UK mention any charitable donations in their annual reports, and yet according to Toyo Keizai, many of the largest Japanese companies in the UK top the rankings for contributions to corporate social responsibility, measured in Yen.* Top of the ranking is…

EU-Japan EPA Forum panel discussion on PR and the stakeholder ecosystem

This post is also available in: JapanesePernille Rudlin will be moderating a panel at the 3rd EU Japan EPA Forum at 13:30 BST/14:30 CET/21:30 JST on May 11 on “The value of strategic communications and public relations in the Shareholder and Stakeholder Ecosystem. What are the strategic tools? Why, when and how?”with panellists from Fujitsu,…

Where Japanese employees feel most engaged

This post is also available in: JapaneseThere isn’t really a Japanese word for employee engagement, which tells you something in itself, so the concept of “hatarakigai” – which Google Translate renders as “rewarding work” – is more often used when conducting surveys on employee engagement. Foreign companies tend to dominate surveys of top hatarakigai companies…

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