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Voices from Asia #0003: Shoshaman: A Tale of Corporate Japan

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Acknowledging no god but the corporate good, the shoshamen—high-powered professionals within Japan's integrated trading companies—serve as the unrelenting cogs of an economic machine. Or do they?

Shoshaman takes us inside the world of Japan Inc. to explore the daily lives of the people who inhabit it. Written by a senior executive in a major sogo shosha, this absorbing novel reveals, as no textbook can, the strategies required to win the race to the top. It also makes painfully clear the ethical and psychological choices that such a race demands. The cast of characters is as varied as the corporate world itself, from the devoted Ojima, who has been passed over by the company, to the spirited Masako, who strikes out on her own. The hero, Nakasato Michio, finds that the road to success is long and perilous, as he tries to satisfy his ambitions while remaining faithful to his values.

First published as Kigyoka sarariman in 1986 and made into a prize-winning television miniseries in 1988, the book has been acclaimed in Japan for the verisimilitude of its characters and situations. It offers a clear understanding of what it is like—in human terms—to survive and perhaps succeed within the confines of the Japanese corporation.

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Shoshaman takes us inside Japan's integrated trading companies to explore the daily lives of the shoshamen, the high-powered pro-fessionals who make them work.

About the Author

Arai Shinya is Executive Vice President of Summit Inc. and a Director of the Sumitomo Corporation. His fiction, published under the pen name of Azuchi Satoshi, includes Downstream Industry (Shosetsu ryutsu sangyo; 1981), retitled in paperback as Supermarket (Shosetsu supamaketto; 1983). Chieko Mulhern is Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the translator of Pagoda, Skull, and Samurai: Three Stories by Koda Rohan (1985) and the author of a historical novel, Amethyst Ring (Aoi suisho; 1985).

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ISBN:
9780520071421
Translator:
Mulhern, Chieko I.
Author:
Arai, Shinya
Author:
Shinya, Arai
Author:
Mulhern, Chieko
Author:
Mulhern, Chieko I.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Ncvels and ncvellas
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Voices from Asia
Series Volume:
0003
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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