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Labor Relations: Japanese Business Novel Kazuo Watanabe

Labor Relations: Japanese Business Novel

Kazuo Watanabe

Published May 5th 1994
ISBN : 9780819193049
Hardcover
144 pages
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This book gives an insiders account of Japanese labor management. Its fictional narrative opens as a quasi-mystery with a television newscast reporting on a 400 million yen embezzlement by a chief accountant. Within this framework the novel chartsMoreThis book gives an insiders account of Japanese labor management. Its fictional narrative opens as a quasi-mystery with a television newscast reporting on a 400 million yen embezzlement by a chief accountant. Within this framework the novel charts the relationship between the stores labor union and its top management which is in cahoots with a governmental politician. This book describes department store sales strategies, the manipulations of administrators, and their psychological impact on the sales staff. Through its unique format, Labor Relations commands a socio-economic landscape ubiquitous in, if not typical of, the Japanese business world.