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Notes from Toyota-Land: An American Engineer in Japan

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In 1996, Darius Mehri traveled to Japan to work as a computer simulation engineer within the Toyota production system. Once there, he found a corporate experience far different from what he had expected. Notes from Toyota-land, based on a diary that Mehri kept during his three years at an upper-level Toyota group company, provides a unique insider's perspective on daily wo ...more
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by ILR Press
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This book is a memoir of a three-year stint for a foreign engineer working in Japan, for a subsidiary of Toyota. Along the way he immerses himself in the culture and provides analysis of several "recommended" books about Japanese working culture - most are lacking. I utilized the provided glossary of the Japanese terms and ideas expressed.

What was especially interesting about the work culture were the rules, in many cases unwritten, that he had to learn. He does admirably well in a culture he w
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