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At the Japan Society event “The Sun Also Rises?: Japan’s Potential in the Post-Crisis Global Economy,” we heard panelists talk about how they thought that Japan could incentivize growth in productivity. One area of note was that Japan’s largest industrial employer shifting from seniority-based pay to pay for performance was a very big step.
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On March 31, 2015, Toyota was the largest company in Japan—nearly twice the weight of the next largest firm, Mitsubishi UFJ, in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX). However, some might be surprised to learn that Toyota has been operating in the U.S. for 58 years, has 10 plants and has produced more than 1.3 million cars.
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Recently, we attended a panel discussion at the Japan Society entitled “The Sun Also Rises?: Japan’s Potential in the Post-Crisis Global Economy.” The discussion was compelling and offered some of the most bullish and optimistic arguments we have heard in favor of looking at Japan today.
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