A selection of outstanding Japanese products of this century, from gadgets and furnishings to office supplies and decorative objects.
Author: Naomi Pollock
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
‘Made in Japan’ is a simple phrase, but one full of meaning. From kettles and cutlery to chairs, Japan creates some of the most innovative, elegant, whimsical and well-made objects in the world. Combining high aesthetic standards with cutting-edge technology, many of these designs turn everyday items into functional works of art that would look as good in a museum as on a kitchen counter. Made in Japan surveys 100 of the country’s recent design triumphs, among them furnishings, utensils, gadgets, clothing, office equipment and even a silent guitar. While the book features mainly mass-produced objects, it also includes one-off prototypes and limited-edition items that are immensely popular in Japan. Created specifically for the Japanese consumer, these products reflect the way people live, work and play in a country that prizes highly both exceptional craftsmanship and industrial perfection.
Showcasing over 80 designers, hundreds of objects, and contributions from both Japanese and Western designers inspired by Japan, this volume will remain the deﬁnitive work on the subject for many years to come.
Author: Naomi Pollock
The first book to present a comprehensive overview of postwar Japanese design For the Japanese, the concept of design is not limited to functionality or materiality--it is deeply connected with ancient culture and rituals. In this sense, a chair is much more than what you sit on, a cup more than what you drink from: these objects are to be reﬂected upon, to be touched and cherished. As mass manufacture became widespread in the post-war period, fascinating cross-cultural exchanges began to take place between Japan and the West. And in recent years, a new generation of designers has taken Japanese creativity into entirely new territory, reconceptualizing the very meaning of design. Showcasing over 80 designers, hundreds of objects, and contributions from both Japanese and Western designers inspired by Japan, this volume will remain the deﬁnitive work on the subject for many years to come.
Featuring the work of many of Japan's most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming and completely unknown young architects, Jutaku is organized ...
Author: Naomi Pollock
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Quirky, surprising and entertaining - with more than 400 houses, Jutaku is architecture at the speed of Japan. Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan's contemporary culture is constantly in flux. In stark contrast to the centuries old imperial architecture of Kyoto, recent Japanese architectural practices have ushered in an era of continuous experimentation. With 400 houses, one house per page, one image per house, Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, "quick hit" shock to the system that shines a Harajuku-bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture. Featuring the work of many of Japan's most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming and completely unknown young architects, Jutaku is organized geographically taking readers on a bullet train journey across Japan's architectural landscape. Essential reading for architects, designers and fans of contemporary Japanese culture.
Ltd. (Distributor). Made in Japan. Manufacturer's Address: C.P.O. Box 780, Tokyo 100-91, Japan. Phone: 33-201-6701. ... New Product–Documentation: Product
with Label purchased from Smoky Mountain Natural Foods, Asheville, North ...
Release on 2020-04-09 | by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi;
When he went to Japan in 1984, he picked up 30 new items, including this product. ... Manufacturer's Name: Eden Foods, Inc. (MarketerDistributor). Made in Japan. Manufacturer's Address: 701 Tecumseh Rd., Clinton ... Ltd., Tokyo, Japan 100.
Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi;
Publisher: Soyinfo Center
The world's most comprehensive, well documented and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 66 photographs and illustrations - mostly color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.
The transistor radio success inspired the Japanese to move into the American
market with other products, including cars. ... Made in Japan. New York:
HarperCollins, 1994. Nathan, John. Sony: The Private Life. New York: Houghton
Author: Quentin R. Skrabec
Category: Business & Economics
This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business
Bob is now working to develop new products from rice–such as a ricecrust pizza
and crackers. ... a soy yogurt made in France [by Triballat], was the best new product at this year's autumn show in Baltimore, held the first ... A 100% casein-
free cheese alternative and a soft cream-cheese type product are also in the
Author: William Shurtleff
Publisher: Soyinfo Center
The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject, with 445 photographs and illustrations. Plus an extensive index.
2 Products containing 30 per cent to 50 per cent ISSA to create a new product
line with different properties. ... In Japan bricks have been manufactured from 100
per cent ISSA (Okuno and Takahashi, 1997) but this process is significantly ...
Author: A. P. Gunn
Category: Sewage sludge
This book summarises current knowledge and experience of the properties of construction materials made from sewage sludge derivatives as well as assessing the potential savings and hazards of using sewage sludge as a construction material.
22, P.O. Box 175, Springfield, New Jersey 07081) has used their flavors with tofu
to make a tofu ball (similar to a meatball), a cheese spread analog, and an ... In
1981 Japan produced 575,782 tonnes of miso and shipped 578,610 tonnes.
Release on 2014-09-29 | by BusinessNews Publishing
Akio Morita “When we began making tape recorders in Japan, we held all the
crucial patents and we had 100-percent of the market. ... video tape recorders or
compact disc players; in fact, it bothers me a lot, because with competition we
could expand the market and hasten the development of new models. ... We
believe it is important to use the technology we have to create products that
people can use.
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The must-read summary of Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book: "Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony". This complete summary of the ideas from Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book "Made in Japan" tells the story behind the fascinating journey of Sony, right from its early rocky stages to their status as a world leader. In their book, the authors reveal how the company realised that marketing would be as important as the product itself. This summary describes the ups and downs of the journey and the secrets behind Sony's global success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Made in Japan" and discover the story behind the technology giant and why so many of its ideas have been implemented by others.
The globalization of “Made in Japan” products is usually presented as a heroic
tale whose central characters are all ... The show's theme song “Earthly Stars (
Chijyō no Hoshi),” composed and performed by Miyuki Nakajima, stayed on the
Japanese Top 100 singles chart for 174 consecutive weeks. Although not without
its critics, the series established a new genre of Japanese business success
Author: Yoshiko Nakano
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Category: Business & Economics
This is the first English-language book to focus on the electric rice cooker and the impact it has had on the lives of Asian people. This account of the rice cooker's globalization aims to move away from Japan-centric perspectives on how "Made in Japan" products made it big in the global marketplace, instead choosing to emphasize the collaborative approach adopted by one Japanese manufacturing giant and a Hong Kong entrepreneur. The book also highlights the role Hong Kong, as a free port, played in the rice cooker's globalization and describes how the city facilitated the transnational flow of Japanese appliances to Southeast Asia, China, and North America. Based on over 40 interviews conducted with key figures at both National/Panasonic and Shun Hing Group, it provides a fascinating insight into the process by which the National rice cooker was first localized and then globalized. Interspersed throughout are personal accounts by individuals in Japan and Hong Kong for whom owning a rice cooker meant far more than just a convenient way of cooking rice. The book includes over 60 images, among them advertisements dating back to the 1950s that illustrate how Japanese appliances contributed to the advent of a modern lifestyle in Hong Kong. This account of the rice cooker's odyssey from Japan to Hong Kong and beyond is intended for a general audience as well as for readers with an interest in the empirical study of globalization, intercultural communication, Hong Kong social history, and Japanese business in Asia.
Release on 1986-05 | by United States. Embassy (Japan)
Then , they begin to export the new product at once . ... is the erli Probably ,
imports which made in Japan 100 per 100 per cent , and those containing parts
made in the importer countries , even to the extent of only five per cent , will
In some cases, the samesongs with differentjacketpictures are sold asdifferent
CD products. ... This group consists of more than 100 members,including trainees
. ... Thework of note here is Shinseiki Evangelion (New Genesis Evangelion).
Author: Toru Mitsui
Made in Japan serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Japanese popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Japanese music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Japan and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music, followed by essays organized into thematic sections: Putting Japanese Popular Music in Perspective; Rockin’ Japan; and Japanese Popular Music and Visual Arts.
... that accounted for 100 percent of the subject product produced in the United
States in the period examined, except in 2000. ... According to Suzuki, which had
supplied OMC with outboard engines made in Japan since 1997, OMC's demise
under the policy of anonymity; he 'made a point of never revealing the names of
its designers, as only the Liberty name ... in the manufactured and industrial art products of Japan, and was positive about the art products made in Japan that
were intended to satisfy European demands. ... with European demands by all
means, but let the outcome be still Japanese in character and thought'.100
Author: Ayako Ono
Japan held a profound fascination for western artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the influence of Japonisme on western art was pervasive. Paradoxically, just as western artists were beginning to find inspiration in Japan and Japanese art, Japan was opening to the western world and beginning a process of thorough modernisation, some have said westernisation. The mastery of western art was included in the programme. This book examines the nineteenth century art world against this background and explores Japanese influences on four artists working in Britain in particular: the American James McNeill Whistler, the Australian Mortimer Menpes, and the 'Glasgow boys' George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel. Japonisme in Britian is richly illustrated throughout.
The MPT estimated that there were 1 ,538 ISPs in Japan as of the end of 1996,
with nearly 100 new companies entering the business each month. ... The
company has made its Global Store POS system platform compatible with
Microsoft's ActiveX programming language and ... NEC Developing Internet-
Based System to Share Product Information NEC is developing a "product image
information system" ...
As part of the EC 1992 integration , all EC countries have passed or are
considering new product liability legislation that , in many ... Asian countries ,
such as Malaysia , Indonesia , Thailand , and the Philippines , is generally produced in Japan . ... Many small firms produce for certain niche markets or are
suppliers to other equipment manufacturers ; companies with less than 100
employees account for ...
In case politicians missed anything, customs officials were granted authority to
place this 100 percent tariff on any item ... Raw materials that made the tariff list
included all furs, all leather products, anything made of feathers or down, animal
husks, ... On paper the savings bond and the luxury tariff bills seemed destined to
appeal to virtually every group in Japan who ... Tokutomi claimed that it was the
only praiseworthy action undertaken by the new government.41 Editors of the
Author: J. Charles Schencking
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source material, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and rebirth. In emotive prose, he documents how the citizens of Tokyo experienced this unprecedented calamity and explores the ways in which it rattled people's deep-seated anxieties about modernity. While explaining how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on Japanese society, he also examines how reconstruction encouraged the capital's inhabitants to entertain new types of urbanism as they rebuilt their world. Some residents hoped that a grandiose metropolis, reflecting new values, would rise from the ashes of disaster-ravaged Tokyo. Many, however, desired a quick return of the city they once called home. Opportunistic elites advocated innovative state infrastructure to better manage the daily lives of Tokyo residents. Others focused on rejuvenating society—morally, economically, and spiritually—to combat the perceived degeneration of Japan. Schencking explores the inspiration behind these dreams and the extent to which they were realized. He investigates why Japanese citizens from all walks of life responded to overtures for renewal with varying degrees of acceptance, ambivalence, and resistance. His research not only sheds light on Japan's experience with and interpretation of the earthquake but challenges widespread assumptions that disasters unite stricken societies, creating a "blank slate" for radical transformation. National reconstruction in the wake of the Great Kanto Earthquake, Schencking demonstrates, proved to be illusive.
Release on 1987 | by United States International Trade Commission
The vast bulk of nitrile rubber exported to the United States from Japan is produced by Nippon Zeon , distributed by Nichimen Industrial Co. , Ltd. , Tokyo ,
and imported by Nichimen America , Inc. , New York , NY , a chemical - products
distributor . ... employment and financial performance , which exclude Goodyear ,
represent 100 percent of U.S. production during the period for which data were
Author: United States International Trade Commission
The company planned to open 100 new KFCs in 2001. ... market, does not use
artificial coloring in its products, because the company found that the Japanese
prefer all-natural ingredients. ... Eastman Kodak made shrewd product changes.
Author: Pradyumna P. Karan
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Business & Economics
The ancient civilization of Japan, with its Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, is also closely associated with all that is new and modern. Looking outward, Japan sees what it has become since Hiroshima: the world's second-largest economy, a source of fury and wonder, a power without arms. Looking inward, Japan sees old ways shaken and new ones developing at a hectic pace. Japan in the Twenty-first Century offers compelling insights into the current realities of the country and investigates the crucial political, economic, demographic, and environmental challenges that face the nation. A combination of text, maps, and photographs provides an essential understanding of Japan's geography, cultural heritage, demography, economic and political development, and of many other important issues. Pradyumna P. Karan explores the obstacles and opportunities that will shape Japan and affect the world community in the coming years. He highlights strategies and policies that will facilitate economic and political change and stimulate the development of effective institutions for long-term, sustainable prosperity and economic vitality. Unique field reports drawn from direct observations of events and places in Japan illuminate Japanese traditions and sensibilities. The first full-length English-language textbook on Japan's geography, culture, politics, and economy to appear in nearly four decades, Japan in the Twenty-first Century will be a vital resource for researchers, academics, general readers, and students of Japan. Pradyumna P. Karan, professor of geography and Japan studies at the University of Kentucky, is the author or editor of numerous books on Asian geography and culture, including The Japanese City and Japan in the Bluegrass.