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

Reference Traditional Education Forms

Japanese traditional education forms are compatible with results and motivation – “striving towards mastery, based on concrete, visible steps.”

Faithful observance of custom, knowledge, skills,

Creative overstepping of the form or frame accepted,

Construction of one’s own original form.

Source: Hayakawa, M. (2004). Japanese creativity and the present educational reform. Asia Program Special Report – The Creativity Problem and the Future of the Japanese Workforce – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 121, pp13-16