Japanization


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Japanization

the adoption by organizations elsewhere of work organization and employment practices usually found in large Japanese companies. See QUALITY CIRCLE, JUST-IN-TIME (JIT) SYSTEM/TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM, KANBAN, KAIZAN, JIDOKA, KEIRETSU, HOSHIN, FIVE S, SEVEN WASTES, SINGLE MINUTE EXCHANGE OF DIES, SINGLE UNION DEALS, ENTERPRISE UNION (see TRADE UNION entry), NO-STRIKE AGREEMENT.
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It is unclear, moreover, whether he laments or applauds the Japanization of the natives, writing, "After being incorporated into the same [Japanese] machine, the aborigines used their headhunting courage on the diamond and played an important role in the development of Taiwanese baseball" (18) He equates the athletic ability of the indigenous Taiwanese with "headhunting courage," which is quite jarring and seems to border on the same type of ethnocentrism displayed by the Japanese, who assumed the aborigines would be natural baseball players since they were good at throwing rocks.
As Arjun Appadurai points out as a warning against taking a too-simplistic view of globalization as Americanization, Japanization has been as equally, if not more, worrisome for many Koreans as Americanization (32).
19) Akiko Otake and Shuhei Hosokawa, "Karaoke in East Asia: Modernization, Japanization or Asianization?
Processes of internationalization and globalization need to be specified more precisely in terms of Americanization, Japanization, Sinicization, Europeanization, and Islamicization, and the mechanisms that operate in these processes need to be isolated.
In order to spare the susceptibility of reactionary elements, the Church engaged in the japanization of its structures and of its activities.
In his four-chapter study of Japanese conceptions of nobility and civility De Bary shows how the Japanization of Confucianism and Buddhism helped construct a unique version of the noble person and the common good.
He emphasizes that the Occupation and its early programme of Japanization, overseen by a civilian governor, generated no overt opposition, but because the Indian residents were pro-British, efforts to promote the Indian Independence League (IIL) failed to inspire them.
1992), The Japanization of British Industry: New Developments in the 1990s (2nd edition), Oxford, Blackwell.
Kenney, Martin, y James Curry (1996), The Japanization of Baja California: Japanese-owned Maquiladoras and the Rise of Integrate Production Complexes in Tijuana and Mexicali, Tijuana (en procesador), El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.
Fourth, this book will have a more lasting relevance than many of the earlier quick-fix books on Japanization.
Globalization of markets, is thus Americanization, with touches of Europization and Japanization.