Japanese Administration With a Different Perspective: Introduction to Basic Concepts

Othman Ali Almazyad

Since the visit of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Tokyo in 2016 (then Deputy Crown Prince), and the visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in 2017, the strategic cooperation between the two countries is booming and deepening. These two historical visits culminated in deepening bilateral cooperation through the establishment of the Joint Vision Group (Saudi Arabia Joint Vision 2030), which aims to invest in new industries and push the economic wheel in compatible with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.

In spite of the large volume of cooperation in the fields of economy and trade between Japan and the Arab world, the knowledge gap between the two sides still exist. In order to deepen the common understanding and contribute to bridge this gap, we highlight in this report the basic concepts of Japanese management from the Japanese perspective, through a closer view of Japanese reality, and displaying these Japanese views, especially from Japanese-written sources, in addition to drawing on the practical experience of the researcher within the Japanese organizations.

The report will provide an explanation of the structural elements composing the Japanese administration by providing them in a simplified form in order to deepen the common understanding of the administrative perspective and understand the Japanese character and administrative thinking, which may contribute to the advancement of cooperation and achieving the Saudi-Japanese joint vision 2030.

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