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  • Budgeting
  • Every department is considering budget for the next fiscal year now. Senior directors will check the budget at the annual event on
    February. We are collecting estimations of equipment, products and service that we want to purchase in the coming fiscal year. I
    met a sales rep of a major information firm today. My company … [続きを読む]
  • Trends in the world
  • When I talked to the company president last week, he told me to get together trends in the world. While we refer to the trends in
    the world, there are a variety of trends in various fields. I suppose that what company leaders say are often vague. They may have
    images when they told their … [続きを読む]
  • The real crisis by the declining population
  • The population declining trend in Japan cannot be ceased. Turning to the social economical system in Japan since Meijiera, it has
    been formed on the tacit premise of growing economy. Under thepropagandas, “Increase of national prosperity and military power
    ” in pre-WW2,and “High growth economy” in post-WW2. Employment, market, social security,education, politics and individual li
    fe design were [続きを読む]
  • M&A can change corporation
  • As I’m involved in assignments related toM&A, I really think that it reflects a fabric of human relationships.People being involved in M&A have different thoughts, energy and commonsense. They have a fight over the deal. It occurs among not only transaction partnersbut also insiders. There is a sense of tension. They are affected by it, andsomething their lives change.As a big transaction between [続きを読む]
  • Tennis coach
  • I love playing tennis. I’ve enjoyingtennis since I began to work 30 years ago. When I was in trouble and feltdepressed, tennis saved me many times. I made lots of tennis friends. I reallythank tennis.Tennis was a very popular sport in Japan in1980s. There were plenty of tennis courts everywhere. And tennis schools werealso thrived. I took part in a tennis school 25 years ago.After leaving the ten [続きを読む]
  • Fragmented music
  • The annual NHK singing festival by femalesingers’ red team and male white team was held on December 31 2018. I watchedit with my family. News reported that the audience rating surpassed 40%. In thepast, I remember it hit the phenomenal rating over 70%. The audience rate has decreased;however, many Japanese people saw the program.I thought that the rate of Japanesetraditional folk music category E [続きを読む]
  • New Year’s resolution
  • At the beginning of every year, I’ve writtenNew Year’s resolutions. I commented last year that it’s hard to fulfill the NewYear’s resolution I had made the previous year on this blog.Many changes happened to me last year.The tennis club which I’ve attended for 22 years closed the operation last June.I started to reserve the public tennis courts to play tennis with my tennis friendslast summer [続きを読む]
  • New Year’s Day
  • A Happy New Year! A new year 2019 started. My son went backmy home from Tokyo on Dec 31th. My brother family visited my parents ho
    me nextto my home yesterday. I had a great time with them on the New Year’s Day.We went to a nearby shrine for the firstvisit of
    the New Year. There were many people to pray for their prosperity,safety and health. I prayed the success of my assignments this
    year. My so [続きを読む]
  • Responsive to change
  • In every past period, the trends have changed.We ourselves have created the changes and we have tried to keep up with them. Thedig
    ital technology has played a main role since 2000s. The new industrialrevolution named “Industrie 4.0” was announced from Germ
    any a few years ago.The services utilizing the digitaltechnology is also changing the auto industry. They are abbreviated as MaaS
    (Mobilityas [続きを読む]
  • The fraud triangle
  • When I took part in a seminar about preventingmisconducted quality inspection, which some manufacturers in Japan had revealedthese
    days, last month, I learned “the Fraud Triangle” which was found by acriminologist Donald Cressey.The misconduct and other un
    ethicalbehavior tend to be caused when the following conditions are satisfied.Pressure: a psychological trigger tocommit a fraud.
    ex. dissati [続きを読む]
  • New year greeting postcards
  • I made new year greeting postcards and putthem into a mailbox yesterday. This yearly winter tradition in Japan is rapidlygetting t
    o lose the presence.The Japan Post issues the new year cardswith lottery in November every year. It was 69 years ago in 1949 that
    thepostcards rolled out on the market. The number of the postcard issued was only180 million. After that, it has swelled to 4.5 bi
    llion unti [続きを読む]
  • Sing of the car market decline in China
  • The incident that Meng Wanzhou CFO ofChinese telecommunication giant Huawei was arrested in Canada on suspicion ofviolating the Ir
    an sanction of the USA on December 1st shocked us.It was requested by the USA.The trade war that US President Trumpchallenged Chin
    a the fight is not only to correct the trade deficit but to tryto win the leadership of the high-tech industry. People around the
    world arew [続きを読む]
  • Venture capital
  • I received a lecture about venturecapital on Monday. The main agenda was finance and form of contract. The speakertold us the curr
    ent situation about the venture capital at the beginning of theseminar.The amount of the investment to thestartups in Japan has be
    en expanding by 4 times in 2017 compared to that in 2008.On the other hand, the number in 2017 doubled from 2008. It means that th
    e startups [続きを読む]
  • Open innovation
  • I heard a talk about open innovation spokenby a consultant who was engaged in several new business development at OsakaGas Co.,Ltd
    . last week. In his career at Osaka Gas, he seemed to have helped tocreate many new business by networking with other corporations
    .He claimed that appropriate partnership wasnecessary to develop the new business. Who do you work with? How do youcollaborate wit
    h the part [続きを読む]
  • New business ecosystem
  • The word “New business ecosystem” hasbeen increasingly mentioned in the auto industry these days. The ecosystem derivesfrom an environment system surrounding involving living things on the biology.Variety of industries beyond the currentautomotive component makers have come into the auto industry due to the ArtificialIntelligence (AI) and the advanced communication technology which have been dra [続きを読む]
  • Changing a fate
  • People interact each other. We are influencedby someone, and someone is influenced by others. As I’ve worked at organizationsfor 30 years, I’m used to being in the organizations, and I feel it’s normal tokeep working at an organization. I’ve not had lots of colleagues includingsubordinates, and I think that I’ve not given influence to colleagues like changingtheir fates.A colleague is going t [続きを読む]
  • A startup lab
  • I visited a startup lab which an affiliatedcompany was preparing the public open two weeks later on Friday. The place isnext to a
    train station of a local city where the company’s headquarters locatesat, which is very convenient for visitors.I’ve seen many
    facilities for startupswere created in Japan in particular Tokyo. We can find pitch contests in manyplaces at any time. Major con
    sulting firm [続きを読む]
  • Stable life or unstable life
  • Human life expectancy is getting longerthan that in the past. We need to assume 100 years old life. The era when thelife expectanc
    y was about around 70 years old, people could think the life dividinginto three stages.1st stage; They acquire basicskills until a
    round 25 years old.2nd stage; They contribute tothe society until the retirement age.3rd stage; They spend rest ofthe life.People
    in the fut [続きを読む]
  • Dream? Same failure?
  • I wonder if people will repeat samemistakes, or if people will be able to change their ways.I visited a small firm which was opera
    tedby a retired university professor last week. He is a well-known person in his specialtyarea because he made a speed record by a
    n electric vehicle as a research resultin his university professor days about 30 years ago. He’s obsessed with acertain technolo
    gy of an el [続きを読む]
  • Required human resources now
  • An environment surrounding the world isdrastically changing. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is likely to be goingahead with prog
    ress of the digital technology like artificial intelligence (AI)and Internet of Things (IoT). Trade wars have begun since populism
    and selfishprotectionism gained power.What human resources do companies in Japanneed to grab business success?Looking back to the
    past, the [続きを読む]
  • A norm
  • Why did the norm that seniors should berespected penetrate widely beyond selection in the process of progression? WhenI read a boo
    k today, I found the above sentence.The writer develops it to the essentialvalue which the seniors have brought to the society or
    community. Humans lifestylehadn’t almost changed until mid-20th century. Their experience musthave been great wisdom to cope wit
    h problems. [続きを読む]
  • Harassment or encouragement
  • I took part in a workshop on harassmentafter I got a lecture from an expert at a training course for managers thisspring. I’ve not had a clear idea about the harassment including power onebecause we can’t distinguish a sort of encouragement from the harassment.My colleague posted a case on Facebook yesterdaythat a staff was told to look into relevant cases of other companies about his assignment [続きを読む]
  • A passionate person
  • I had an opportunity to hear a talk byNorifumi Hagimoto, who was a former president of precision equipment makerTamagawa Seiki Co.
    ,Ltd and is an executive director of Minami-Shinshu IidaIndustry Center, the other day.He’s been passionate to create a newindus
    try at Iida area in Nagano prefecture, where is a bit isolated land inmountainous region away from big cities like Tokyo and Nagoy
    a since he [続きを読む]
  • MaaS
  • I heard a panel session at which the paneliststalked about the future mobility society at a conference hosted by a major consultin
    gfirm last week. As the moderator said, the concept of the mobility was changingwith progress of software and digital technology.
    Toyota Motor announced thismonth that it would change the concept of its car dealers from sales to servicein the near future.One o
    f the pane [続きを読む]
  • Arrest of Carlos Ghosn
  • Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn wasarrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct of 5 billion yen over fiveyears, and was
    dismissed from the board member from not only Nissan Motor butRenault and Mitsubishi Motor. He seemed to have made Nissan Motor p
    ay for hisprivate luxurious mansions in Rio De Janeiro, Beirut, Paris and Amsterdam.His annual compensation has beenreported as ab
    out one bi [続きを読む]