We, the generation after the collapse of the rapid economy growth, have not experienced the “good old days”. What I have seen through my overseas experience is that Japanese companies are overtaken and left behind by global competitors.
Through these experiences, I have a strong sense of crisis that Japan will be left behind by the rest of the world, and the fact that Japan is No. 1 is already in the past.
However, if we look back on the past, we can see that the Japanese people have achieved great achievements that will go down in history, such as the young people who risked their lives to modernize Japan after the Meiji Restoration, and the leaders of the Showa period who started venture companies from the ruins after the war and grew them into famous global companies. It is certain that we Japanese have the ability to achieve great things.
So why has Japan become such a stagnant country? Why has Japan become a country that fears risks and does not take on challenges? Why can’t a new company emerge that can succeed in the global market?
I think the underlying mind of the Japanese people is the main cause. These postures have been fixed for a long time;
It takes a lot of energy to change.