Precision Instruments

Seventy Seven Teachings of “Screwing up” Lives

Title in Japanese Jinseino Nejiwo Maku 77no Oshie
Author Nitto Seiko Co., LTD. Office of Planning

A Japanese automated screw assembly system/inspection machine tool manufacturing company, Nitto Seiko Co., Ltd. has been focusing on human resource development for a long time. Using their own empl...

Profit with Technology! Amazing Japanese Small Factories

Title in Japanese Gijutsuryokude Kasegu Nihonno Sugoi Machikouba
Author Nikkei Inc. Editorial Department

This book is a compilation from a series of articles “From the Manufacturing Site”, which were originally published in Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper.

There are many small and unique manufacturing ...

Japanese Firms that are NO.1 in the World

Title in Japanese Nippon no “sekai No.1” kigyo
Author Nikkei Business Daily

“Aim to be No.1 in Japan, and eventually No.1 in the world.” This was the slogan for many firms that had risen from the ruins of WWII and had achieved miraculous growth. Far behind American giants,...

The First Company 2015; Innovators for New Domains

Author Diamond Frontier Club

The First Company 2015 is the second in this series of annual publications from Diamond Inc.

There are approximately 4.2 million companies in Japan, most of which are relatively small-scale...

The Most Valuable Companies of Japan 2

Title in Japanese Nihon de Ichiban Taisetsu ni Shitai Kaisha 2
Author Koji Sakamoto

To live up to the reader’s expectations and wishes, the second in its series “The Most Valuable Companies of Japan 2” has been published. "The Most Valuable Companies of Japan" came out of the effo...

Small But the Best Companies

Title in Japanese Chiisakutemo ichiban no kaisha
Author Koji Sakamoto

If an employee is always dissatisfied with his boss or with the company he is working for, it is unreal to think that he would put in his best efforts for the company to achieve good results. The i...

“Likes/Dislikes” And Management

Title in Japanese Sukikiraito Keiei
Author Ken Kusunoki

This book is based on a series of the author’s interviews of 14 famous Japanese entrepreneurs/CEOs. Ken Kusunoki is a business school professor and started the interviews with a hypothesis that ent...

The Potential of Small and Medium-sized Companies

Title in Japanese Chuushou Kigyou no Sokojikara
Author Takao Nakazawa

Small and medium-sized enterprises are often viewed with negative images, that they are challenged with the offshore production or suffering from low wages, and lack of successors. However, Japan c...

Japanese Factory Technology Drawing the World’s Attention

Title in Japanese Sekai ga Taisetsu ni suru Nippon Koujouryoku
Author Yasuo Negishi

“Japanese Factory Technology Admired by the World” introduces the art of Japanese manufacturing and craftsmanship through examples of 12 existing small-medium scale factories. Even though it is oft...

How TANITA Became Number One

Title in Japanese Tanita wa kou shite Sekai Ichi ni natta
Author Daisuke Tanida

TANITA, known for its world first consumer body fat scale, started preparing healthier diet-conscious menus for their employees in the staff canteen over ten years ago, in 1999. The menus have now ...