Secrets of Success The Japanese ~ TURN ON YOUR LIFE

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Secrets of Success The Japanese

People who do not know which country Japan, the developed countries in East Asia. Naturally everyone will be amazed the Oran Jepan yan known to be very resilient and hardworking. But do you know what the recipe up to the Japanese people could make their country a developed it?

Well ... here's the secret of Japanese success:


It is common knowledge that the Japanese are hard workers. Average working hours of employees in Japan is 2450 hours / year, very high compared to the U.S. (1957 hours / year), UK (1911 hours / year), Germany (1870 hours / year), and France (1680 hours / year) .

An employee in Japan could produce a car in 9 days, while workers in other states require 47 days to make a car that is worth the same. A Japanese worker may be said to be doing the work normally done by 5-6 people. Home early is something that can be said "somewhat embarrassing" in Japan, and indicates that the employee was included "not required" by the company.

In college, professors are also used to come home that night (actually early), making the student is not good to go home first. The phenomenon of karoshi (death due to hard work) may only exist in Japan. Most literature states that this is true with hard work and prosperity of Japan's revival can be achieved.

2. SHY

Shame is the ancestral and hereditary culture of Japan. Harakiri (suicide by sticking a knife into the stomach) becomes a ritual since the era of the samurai, when they were defeated and the battle. Log into the modern world, the discourse was little changed to the phenomenon of "resign" for officials (ministers, politicians, etc.) involved the problem of corruption or feel like a failure performing their duties.

Possible negative effects are the children of elementary, junior high school who sometimes commit suicide, because its value is ugly or not the next grade. Embarrassed also the Japanese people prefer to choose a detour rather than interfere with the driver behind the cut line in the middle of the road.

How do they automatically form a queue directly in any circumstances require, the purchase of train tickets, entrance to the stadium to watch football, at the bus stop, even to use the public toilets at the stations, they were neatly lined up waiting their turn. They are ashamed of their environment when they break the rules or norms that have become common agreement.

3. Scrimp

The Japanese have a zest for life-saving in everyday life. Excessive anti-consumerism attitude is seen in various areas of life. In the early beginning of life in Japan, I was amazed at the number of Japanese people crowded shopping at the supermarket at about 19:30. Quizzed had inquired, it has become commonplace in Japan that supermarkets will cut prices up to half in about half an hour before closing.

As it is known that the supermarket in Japan the average closed at 20:00. Another example is the housewives who are willing to ride a bike to the grocery store a bit far from home, just because it's cheaper 20 or 30 yen. Many Japanese families who do not own a car, not because it is not capable, but because it is more efficient to use buses and trains to travel.

Including my first time to think why using kerosene space heaters are troublesome still loved, but enough with the existing air conditioning cold and hot mode. The reason turns out one, kerosene is cheaper than electricity. Japanese professor also used to ride an old bike to campus, together with his students.


Loyalty to make a career in a corporate system running and cleanly. Slightly different from the system in America and Europe, are very rare Japanese people who move jobs. They usually stay in one or two companies to

retirement. This may be the implications of Industry in Japan that most would only accept fresh graduates, which they train and educate themselves in accordance with the field plots (core business) company. City Hofu probably an obvious example. Hofu was once a very industrial city left behind by residents who are too dense.

Loyalty of the population to survive (do not go out of town) and have a shared commitment to work hard day and night Hofu eventually transform into a modern and prosperous city. Even today the city with the best industrial production around 160,000 vehicles per year.


Japan is not the inventor, but the Japanese have an advantage in finding people to mix and then market it in the form of a demand by the public. Interesting to read the story of Akio Morita, who developed the legendary Sony Walkman. Tape cassette is not found by Sony, patent owned by Phillip Electronics.

But to successfully develop and membundling portable model as a product that is booming for decades was Akio Morita, founder and CEO of Sony at that time. Until 1995, there were more than 300 models of Walkman was born and the total production reached 150 million products.

Mechanical assembly of four-wheeled vehicles are also not created by the Japanese, patent owned by Americans. But it turned out to Japan with its innovative vehicle assembly industry can develop a faster and cheaper. The resulting car is also relatively cheap, lightweight, easy to drive, easy to maintain and more fuel efficient.

Matsushita Electric company formerly known as "maneshita" (imitator) has its own legend with his bread-making machine. Innovation and ideas from a engineernya named Ikuko Tanaka, who took the initiative to replicate the techniques of making bread from sheef at Osaka International Hotel, produce work of bread making machine (home bakery) Matsushita brand is famous for.

6. Never give up

History proves that Japan includes a resilient nation and never give up. Tens of years under the Tokugawa empire that covers the access to overseas, Japan is behind in technology. When the restoration of Meiji (Meiji Ishin) came, the Japanese quickly adapt and become a fast-learner. Poverty is not natural resources also make Japan surrender.

Not only is the importer of petroleum, coal, iron ore and wood, even 85% of Japan's energy sources are from other countries including Indonesia. They say if Indonesia stops the supply of oil, then 30% of Japan be pitch dark series of disasters occurred in 1945, starting from the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan followed with a losing war, and added in the presence of a major earthquake in Tokyo.

Apparently Japan is not exhausted. In the next few years Japan has been successful in establishing the automotive industry and even the fast train (Shinkansen). Probably quite amazing how Konosuke Matsushita whose business was destroyed and nearly out of business electronic equipment in 1945 is still able to crawl, start from scratch to build the industry so that it becomes a business empire in the contemporary era.

Akio Morita was also originally to be laughed at when offering products Tapenya small cassette into various countries. But eventually a legend with the Sony Walkman. What is also quite unique that the science and theory in which people must learn from this failure began to be formulated in Japan under the name shippaigaku (the science of failure). Sometime I will peel more on this


Do not be surprised if you come to Japan and into the Densha (electric train), most of the passengers both children and adults are reading books or newspapers. No matter sitting or standing, many of which utilize the Densha time to read. Many publishers are beginning to make man-ga (picture comics) curriculum materials for both elementary school, junior high and high school.

Lessons of History, Biology, Language, etc. are presented with interesting people who make the higher interest in reading. I've discussed the problem of educational comic on this blog. Read the Japanese culture is also supported by the speed in the process of translation of foreign books (english, french, german, etc.).

The legend says that the legend of the translation of foreign books was started in 1684, as the construction of the institute of translation and continues to develop until modern times. Usually the Japanese translation of the book is available in a few weeks since foreign books published. I used to buy a Japanese translation of literature books for cheaper than the original book (english)


Culture in Japan is not very accommodating work that is too individualistic. Including claims of employment, usually intended for team or group. This phenomenon is not only the world of work, the condition of the campus with his research lab is like that, do the tasks subjects are usually also in the form of the group. Working in groups is probably one of the greatest strengths of the Japanese.

There is an anecdote that "a professor of Japanese people to be inferior to one American professor, only 10 of the American professors will not be able to beat 10 people in groups of Japanese professors." Consensus agreement or often referred to as "Rin-gi" is a ritual in the group. Strategic decisions must be discussed in the "rin-gi".


From an early age children are trained to be independent. Ershad, most big my son had felt entering kindergarten (Yochien) in Japan. He had to bring three large bags containing clothes, bento (lunch packet), dressing shoes, books, towels and a large drink bottle that hangs around his neck.

In Yochien every child is trained to bring their own equipment, and are responsible for their own belongings. Remove the high school and enter college most of do not ask for fees to people tua.Kalaupun run out of money, they "borrow" money to the parents that they will return in the next month.


Technological developments and economic, did not make the Japanese lose the tradition and culture. Culture of married women not to work and live there today. Culture is still a reflex apologize Japanese. If one day you ride a bike in Japan and hit a pedestrian, then do not be surprised if we hit first instead of apologizing.

Until now the Japanese are relatively avoid saying "no" for an got an offer from someone else. So we must be careful in association with the Japanese because "O" not necessarily "yes" for the Japanese Agriculture is an ancestral tradition and an important asset in Japan.

Intense competition due to entry of Thai and U.S. rice are cheap, did not deter the Japanese government's measures to protect farmers. Reportedly soil cultivation to get a significant tax reductions, including a few other incentives for those who still survive in the world of agriculture. Japanese agriculture is one of the highest in
the world.

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