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With 547 Japanese-affiliated companies that employ almost 37,000 workers, Georgia is one of the most important locations for Japanese companies in the U.S.

From the standpoint of where I am in Silicon Valley, the contrast between how Japanese firms and their American competitors typically approach things is particularly stark.

Does Hitachi's abolition of seniority based pay to improve global mobility mean that globalization will bring the end to Japanese lifetime employment and seniority based pay?

The announcement earlier this year by the Japanese government that they want to revise the Labour Standards Law to require companies to ensure that workers take their paid leave allowance has attracted a fair amount of attention in European media.  Japanese employees are entitled to an average of around 18.5 days a year but typically only take around 9 days. 
How does this compare to Europe?

A pair of seminars for Japanese who want to learn about leading and managing innovation in the enterprise

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