Japan is in a crisis, Toyota and Honda are doing fine

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✔ Freyssenet M., “Le Japon va mal, Toyota et Honda vont bien”, éditorial, La Lettre du GERPISA, Janvier 1999, n°128. Édition numérique, freyssenet.com, 2006, 80 Ko.

Freyssenet M., “Japan is in a crisis, Toyota and Honda are doing fine”, leading article, La Lettre du GERPISA, January 1999, n°128. Digital publication, freyssenet.com, 2006, 80 Ko.

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Abstract

Japan is doing poorly, very poorly. Firms are firing, others are going under. The Japanese are very pessimistic about the future and are increasing their savings instead of consuming, which accentuates the recessive spiral. Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki are losing money. Nissan, in the throes of its sixth year in deficit (a record which essentially afflicts Europe or the United States), seems to even be seeking out an alliance with another Japanese or foreign constructor to get out of the dead end it is in. On the other hand, Toyota and Honda are doing well, so let's not come to rapid conclusions about Japanese constructors !

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Key words

Automobile, car makers, Japon, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Daihatsu, growth mode, profit strategy, productive models, employment relationships, productive organisation, product policy, company governance compromise, work crisis, alliances, internationalization, cost reduction, innovation, flexibility, just-in-time, japanese model, lean production, spéculative bubble

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Anthropology, Economics, Management, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology.

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2006.06.25

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2006.06.25, Freyssenet M., “Le Japon va mal, Toyota et Honda vont bien”, éditorial, La Lettre du GERPISA, Janvier 1999, n°128. Édition numérique, freyssenet.com, 2006, 80 Ko.

Freyssenet M., “Japan is in a crisis, Toyota and Honda are doing fine”, éditorial, La Lettre du GERPISA, Janvier 1999, n°128. Édition numérique, freyssenet.com, 2006, 80 Ko.

La Lettre du GERPISA, Janvier 1999, n°128. Édition numérique, freyssenet.com, 2006, 80 Ko.

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