This work consists of 18 previously unpublished invited chapters by experts on Japanese business. It should be of both commercial and academic interest. Japanese business can be expected to continue to be of great importance in global and Asian ecomics, especially as the Japanese ecomy is the dominant ecomy in Asia, being larger than all other Asian ecomies combined. Policymakers and business people interested in understanding Japanese financial markets will find this book useful. In addition, this book should be a valuable resource for undergraduate, graduate, and executive development courses in international business, global finance, and Japanese business.