Though the title of reports may look attractive, the special issue as a while emphasizes as might be expected, that business in Japan is moving perhaps toward to right track, but the speed is the issue. If you see the subtitles of each, the message may be a bit clearer even without reading it.
1) Message in a bottle of sauce; Japan's corporate governance is changing, but it's risky to rush things;
2) Still work to be done; Japan's labour market is becoming more flexible, but also more unequal;
3) Not invented here; Entrepreneurs have had a hard time, but things are slowly improving;
4) No country is an island; Japan is reluctantly embracing globalization; and
5) JapAnglo-Saxon capitalism; Have Japan business practices changed enough?
The special in the Newsweek, December 10th issues, is more straight. The caption in the cover reads 'How Japan Lost Its Groove; The Asian powerhouse struggles to explain its stumbles in hot technology' and the title of the report is 'Why Apple Isn't Japanese.