Do you believe that Japan's top management * plans longer-term strategies than their American and European counterparts. * has slower, more bottom-up decision-making. * has a strong desire for new technologies. This book will show you why you are wrong. It presents a fundamental challenge to commonly held superficial and mistaken assumptions about Japanese top management. The hard facts to destroy these myths is provided, based on interviews with managers in 100 top Japanese firms. Current Japanese management practice is placed in the context of the business relations developed to rebuild the shattered economy after World War Two, and the monumental changes which took place after the crash of the bubble economy in 1992. New scenarios for Japan's future are discussed and examined.