Dans le cadre de son 50e anniversaire, le Centre de recherches sur le Japon a le plaisir de vous inviter à la conférence :

“The High-Tech Transition:
The Transformation of the Traditional Kyoto Industries,1868-1989″
Masayo Fujimoto (Université Dōshisha)
Jeudi 11 mai 2023, 14h30-16h00


Salle A302, EHESS – Campus Condorcet, 2 cours des Humanités 93300 Aubervilliers

Contact : crj@ehess.fr

This presentation focuses on long-established family businesses which have evolved either to be high-tech actors in their sectors or shifted into different sectors where they developed innovative technologies. In either case these “traditional businesses” became global leaders. By long-established traditional business, I mean companies which have a documented history of over a century and were family run businesses.

The case studies include sake brewery that has pulled itself out of a crisis by innovating in production and market development, a sewing machine manufacture that evolved into a high-tech communications equipment manufacturer and a former manufacturer of Buddhist altar fittings that has expanded into a high-tech company.