Textiles and Apparels

Top Small Companies People Should be Proud of in the World

Title in Japanese Chicchai Kedo Sekaiichi Hokorini Shitai Kaisha
Author Koji Sakamoto

Koji Sakamoto, a professor of Hosei Graduate School of Regional Policy Design, has been observing over 6,300 companies. In this book, he introduces eight small companies having less than 30 employ...

Unicharm; Resonance based management

Title in Japanese Kyoshin no Keiei
Author Takahisa Takahara

Takahisa Takahara, at the age of 39 in 2001, took over the position of Unicharm’s CEO from his father, Keiichiro Takahara, a charismatic founder of the company that is a leader in feminine hygiene ...

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 First Company 2014; Pioneers of Industries

Title in Japanese Za Fa-suto Kanpani 2014
Author Diamond Frontier Club

The First Company 2014 is the first in a new series of publications for annual release from Diamond, Inc. This edition is divided into three parts and covers 50 different companies. The first part ...

“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...

Maker’s Shirt; KAMAKURA’s Challenge to Offer Reasonable Quality Shirts

Title in Japanese Kamakura Shatsu Tamashii no Monozukuri
Author Yoshimi Maruki

How can a domestically manufactured 100% high quality cotton shirt be sold for just 4900 yen? Maker’s Shirt Kamakura continues its steady advance in the apparel industry swept over by fast fashion ...

Global Niche Top Enterprises

Title in Japanese Global Niche Top Kigyo Ron
Author Yuji Hosoya

“Global Niche Top Enterprise”, as it defined in this book, is an enterprise that independently manufactures competitive original products. The book consists of 3 parts. Part I presents case studi...

Hundred Year-old Japanese Companies

Title in Japanese Nihonno Hyakunen Kigyo
Author The Asahi Shimbun reporters

There are more than 20,000 companies which have been in business more than 100 years and about 400 companies that have been in business over 300 years in Japan.

This book is a corpus series ...