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Japan Inc.

What is 'Japan Inc.'

A nickname for the corporate world of Japan that came about during the 1980s boom, when Western business people saw how closely the Japanese government worked with its nation's business sector.

Explaining 'Japan Inc.'

The high degree of collusion between Japan's corporate and political sectors led to corruption throughout the system and contributed to the downfall of the overvalued Nikkei.


Further Reading


SME policy, financial structure and firm growth: evidence from Japan
link.springer.com [PDF]
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Financial markets and economic growthFinancial markets and economic growth
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… The Japanese version of Japan Inc.—Manga Nihon keizai nylimon— was published in late … devastation, has been one of the principal psychological underpinnings of Japan's postwar economic … American writers identify as the principal agents of the “Japanese miracle.” The …

The Unbundling of" Japan, Inc.": The Changing Dynamics of Japanese Policy FormationThe Unbundling of" Japan, Inc.": The Changing Dynamics of Japanese Policy Formation
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… The Japanese version of Japan Inc.—Manga Nihon keizai nylimon— was published in late … devastation, has been one of the principal psychological underpinnings of Japan's postwar economic … American writers identify as the principal agents of the “Japanese miracle.” The …

Some aspects of Japanese corporate financeSome aspects of Japanese corporate finance
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… The Japanese version of Japan Inc.—Manga Nihon keizai nylimon— was published in late … devastation, has been one of the principal psychological underpinnings of Japan's postwar economic … American writers identify as the principal agents of the “Japanese miracle.” The …



Q&A About Japan Inc.


How close was the relationship between Japanese businesses and their government?

The high degree of collusion between Japan's corporate and political sectors led to corruption throughout the system and contributed to the downfall of Nikkei.

What is Japan Inc.?

A nickname for the corporate world of Japan.

When did the term Japan Inc. come about?

The term came about during the 198s boom, when Western business people saw how closely the Japanese government worked with its nation's business sector.

What happened in 198 that caused a downfall in Nikkei?

After peaking at 39,000 in December 1989, it fell below 15,000 by 199.