(Several items on
this page are seriously out-of-date. We will fix things someday, but
right now other pages take precedence.)
Business Books on Japan & East Asia
Most books on this
page are sold by imcbook.
IMC is located in Tokyo
Most are also available from Amazon.com or other sources. Prices quoted
US$ unless otherwise indicated. Prices may not include any
applicable tax or shipping charges. Also see non-fiction
(Represented exclusively in Japan by IMC.) This is a specialized daily
calendar indicating: * Holidays for major currencies and financial
centers worldwide. * Month-forward value dates and day-counts. Mid-term
dates for 30 years. Includes: * Built-in modified following protocol. *
Adjusted month-end value dates. * 30-year mid-term table. * 31-year
swaps and options calendar. * World Directory of Bank Holidays. * Free
access to goodbusinessday.com. This
publication is not available in bookstores or at online booksellers.
For further information see http://coppclark.com. PDF order
form is HERE.
Use this email address to order EDF: EDF@imcbook.net
available from CoppClark is the: G7
econotracker 2009. Handy, fits in
briefcase; see here.
Behind the Scenes of Sports Marketing by Jack
Sakazaki out of print
$15.00, 146pp, paperback, 147x210, 1-933606-07-X
For more than 30 years, Jack Sakazaki has been involved in the sports
marketing business. At its earliest stages in Japan, he recognized a
golden opportunity. Organizers of sports events were not aware of the
importance of selling events to potential sponsors and also failed to
understand the advertising and television value that came with it. This
is a book about his experiences in the industry. This book previously
was published in Japanese.
to Japanese Taxes 2006-2007 by Yuji
Gomi out of print
$120.00, 2006 (published annually in July), 444pp, paperback,
This annual publication is by far the most complete and up-to-date
source in English of information on Japanese personal and business
The INDEX at the end (20 pages) quickly refers the reader to the
appropriate information. Starting with the INTRODUCTION followed by
MAIN FEATURES OF JAPANESE TAXES, the major chapters cover in detail
NATIONAL TAXES ON INCOME, WITHHOLDING INCOME TAX, ASSESSMENT INCOME
TAX, CORPORATION TAX, INHERITANCE TAX AND GIFT TAX, CONSUMPTION TAX,
and LOCAL TAX ETC. Accurate practical information written to help the
available Book with CD-ROM: $350.00, 2007
(published annually in March), 720pp, paperback, 978-4-86226-085-7
Formerly published by JETRO, now by
WEIS, the Japan Trade Directory has
long been a major source for contact/address data and product and
service info that is useful for companies that import and/or export.
(CD version is also available separately).
edition now available!
Yellow Pages: Japan's English Classified Telephone
Directory - Autumn 2007 (print publication
$60.00, 540pp, paperback, A4 - The main classified
pages are divided into two sections, CONSUMER (banks, jewelers,
schools, etc) and BUSINESS (abrasives to construction to X-ray
equipment). JYP is a business directory not just a telephone book. The
address of each company is complete including the proper postal code.
Company website and email addresses are often included. ASSOCIATIONS
and GOVERNMENT agencies are listed in a separate section. Specially
INFORMATION pages cover Emergency Telephone Numbers, Telephone Area
Codes of major cities worldwide, Japanese Postal Rates, major Postal
Codes throughout Japan, Trade Shows Fairs & Exhibitions in Japan,
International Conferences in Japan. ORDER
Fall 2007 EDITION Japan Yellow Pages
Japan Yellow Pages will from 2008 concentrate on supplying information
via a new and expanded website format. Publication of the familiar
twice-yearly directory has been suspended. We recommend that you
immediately buy the Fall 2007 printed edition if needed.
Handbook of Japan 2006 by Statistics Bureau, Ministry
of Internal Affairs & Communications (NEW edition available)
$40.00, 212pp, paperback, 148x210mm, 4-8223-3127-X
- Provides statistical tables, charts, maps and photographs to portray
conditions in modern-day Japan from a wide variety of perspectives.
Most of the comments and statistical data for this purpose have been
drawn from principal statistical publications government and other
leading sources. ... Land & climate. Population. Economy. Finance.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries. Manufacturing & Construction.
Energy. Science and Technology/Information and Communications.
Transport. Commerce. Trade, International Balance of Payments, and
International Cooperation. Labor. Household Finances & Prices.
Quality of Life. Social Security, Helath Care, and Public Hygiene.
Education & Culture. Government System. (new edition is
|TELL Me About Tokyo
by Tokyo English Life Line
$10.00, 271pp, paperback, 95x190mm, 4-9900791-5-9
- "A handy directory of everything you need to know." Supported by many
embassies, companies, NPOs, churches, and others who are aware of the
problems faced by people new to Japan, TELL has been helping for over
three decades. This directory gives information that will help with
Emergencies, when Medical services are needed, when Counseling or Legal
advice may help, in the mechanics of Daily Living, Transportation,
Education, Government contacts (embassies, local government, etc),
Housing, Work & Employment, Religion, and Support Groups. There are
hundreds of addresses, tellephone numbers, comments. In short, this is
the book that can be of real help for any non-Japanese in Tokyo. Though
the focus is on Tokyo, much of the information will help anywhere in
Salaryman: from world traveller to lifer at Mitsubishi
by Niall Murtagh
GBP 8.99, 227pp, paperback, 129x196mm, 170g, 1861977891
In a shiny suit and with a good dose of humor, the author describes a
world that to most westerners is an utter mystery. .... He smiled when
he read the company rulebook but then realized the rules applied to him
too. It didn't take long though to learn the words of the company song
and the regulations for the company dormitories. His work impressed his
bosses and he was promoted to manager class. He had realized a Japanese
Dream: a traditional wife and a cosy apartment in the company housing
block. He thought about moving on, eventually -- but when it came to
saying sayonara, the time was never right.
|The Legend Behind Lenovo
by Shan Feng and Janet Elfring
$18.00, 2004,155pp, paperback, 139x200mm, 962-8783-31-9
Established in 1984, the Lenovo Group is now the largest IT enterprise
in China. Lenovo has led the market, providing customers with the best
and latest technology products while promoting the development of
China's IT industry. More than the tale of one company, this book is
the explication of a development strategy, one of which corporate
success is measured agains the bottom line as well as the national
goals of the world's most dynamic economy.
Note: In 2005 Lenovo bought the PC notebook (Thinkpad) business from