Failed businesses in Japan: a study of how different companies have failed, and tips on how to succeed, in the Japanese market

With the Japanese government’s push to encourage foreign firms to set up in Japan, along with the enormous success of foreign companies from Goldman Sachs in financial services to LVMH in luxury brands, through to vacuum cleaner maker Dyson, it has become somewhat unfashionable to talk about their not so successful counterparts. However, the travails of the best and brightest of Western capitalism: Vodafone, Carrefour, Burger King, Pret a Manger, Boots, eBay and their many, many less illustrious cousins, indicates that there are some lessons that aren’t being learned. »