Japanese Traditional Cultural Values

Not taking risk

Maintaining harmony

Not standing-out



3 Kaizen Mindset    Quick and Easy Kaizen

Kaizen Culture

3 Pillars    8 Key Elements


Japanese Proverbs

Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese proverb


Zen proverbs

Where there is great doubt, there will be great awakening; small doubt, small awakening, no doubt, no awakening.




"There is a saying in the United States that the customer is the king. But in Japan the customer is the God."
~ Tak Kimoto


Did Japanese politicians outsmart American ones?




Konosuke Matsushita advice quotes

We devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through our business activities, thereby enhancing the quality of life throughout the world.

Konosuke Matsushita



Akio Morita advice quotes Sony

The most important mission for a Japanese manager is to develop a healthy relationship with his employees, to create a family-like feeling within the corporation, a feeling that employees and managers share the same fate.

Akio Morita


Soichiro Honda quotes

Since I was a child, my dream has been to compete in motor vehicle races with a vehicle of my own making, and to win.

Soichiro Honda



"Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction." ~ Kenichi Ohmae


Effective Efficiency





Zen    Zen Proverbs

Kaizen and Kaikaku

10 Kaikaku Commandments

Japanese-style Suggestion System

Kaizen and TQM  ▪  TQM in Japan 

Lean Manufacturing 

Characteristics    Key Features

7 Wastes    13 Tips