The concept of “Monozukuri” or “production of things” is rooted in the rich Japanese craftsmanship tradition, as evidenced in particular by the degree of perfection of samurai swords. This concept is at the centre of the Japanese culture of excellence in industrial production & tangible hardware, as opposed to services & intangible software.
Today, what are the challenges ahead for Japanese Manufacturing ?
As a Starting point, we would like to recommend the following document: METI-MEXT-MHLW’s comprehensive presentation on the subject: “Summary of the White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monozukuri)”: Monodzukuri2013_outline (White Paper)
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