Japan from the inside out

Ichigen koji (73)

Posted by ampontan on Saturday, November 12, 2011

– A person who has something to say about everything

I’ve spent the last 40 years as a management consultant helping companies adapt to globalization, and with the nine countries participating in the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) negotiations, not once has there been an instance in any country in which a trade barrier has been an obstacle for management strategy. The emotional catchphrase (of those in favor of joining) that “We’ll utilize Asia’s growth capacity” is a bit strange, but when the opponents, with their delusion of damage, say “Japan will be destroyed”, it is utter nonsense.

– Omae Ken’ichi

Between the TPP opponents’ hysteria and the government proponents’ disdain for providing an adequate explanation to the public, who could blame the Japanese if this were their response? (Regardless of their opinion on TPP, polls show that 78% of the Japanese public agree that the government’s explanations have been unsatisfactory.)

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3 Responses to “Ichigen koji (73)”

  1. toadold said

    It may be that government officials can’t explain what they don’t understand.
    “They are like cockroaches, it is not that they eat so much, it’s the amount they track through, defecate on, drool on, and generally spoil and infect that causes the problems.”

  2. yankdownunder said

    Did this “management consultant” work for Olympus?
    Or maybe AIG?

    What does “obstacle for management strategy” mean?

    Free trade??

    Everyone will benefit from free trade?
    It worked for the finance sector. Right!
    Y: Thanks for the note.

    He was a senior partner of McKinsey & Company for 23 years and has his own gig now. Interestingly, he has a doctorate in nuclear engineering from MIT. McKinsey is known for the number of its alumni who become CEOs for Fortune 500 companies.

    – A.

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