Patterns of Creativity in Japan Lessons from Successful Japanese Companies – A Resource

Sairiyo – Idea Recycling

“It is often said that Europeans look to the past, Americans discard their past, and Japanese carry their past with them into the future.”

Natural resource poor Japan has an ingrained recycle/reuse mentality towards ideas.

Source: Tatsuno, S. (1990). Created in Japan: from imitators to world-class innovators.