Inside Japan's samurai schools for leaders

03/19/2012 | Economist (free content), The

Prominent Japanese executives, including the founders of Kyocera and Panasonic, launched "juku," which is business-focused academies with roots in Confucian, Buddhist and samurai traditions. Dubbed "McKinsey in the lotus position,” the juku are popular with workers and government officials; at least 38 national lawmakers, including Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, are juku-experienced.

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