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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources

Note: Entries marked as "USC restricted" can only be accessed through USC connections. This is automatic if you are on campus. Click here for information on connecting from off-campus.  These database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity.

  • The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Click on the "Entreprise Client Access" link to launch the search module and select Japan from the country menu to browse these reports:
    1. "Country Report" covers the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some specific industries (published monthly).
    2. "Country Profile" provides analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends (published annually).
    3. "Country Commerce" covers permits, licenses, foreign investment and other information for foreign companies doing business in Japan (published annually).
  • Investext
    Title search "Japan economics" or "Japan and risk" to find current analyst reports
  • Global Market Information Database
    Keyword search "Japan" to find statistics and market reports on consumer goods. USC restricted.
  • USA Trade Online
    Import and export information for the U.S.
  • World Marketing Data and Statistics
    Detailed demographics, market sizes and information on consumer goods.
  • Global Road Warrior
    Contains basic country profiles and cultural and business etiquette information.

Generally Available Online Resources

The USC Libraries

Search HOMER for "JAPAN AND BUSINESS" or "JAPAN AND CULTURE" to locate books on these topics. Try other search terms as well. Note: If a book is checked out, it can take up to two weeks to recall.  Search eBrary to find full-text books online (USC network connection required).

Crocker Library

  • The Global Etiquette Guide to Asia (Reference BJ1838 .F67 2000) Chapter 1: Japan (pg. 11+)
  • Japan Company Handbook (Reference HC461 .J35)
  • The Business Guide to Japan (Reference HG5772 .B79 1996)
  • Exporters' Encyclopaedia (Reference Desk HF3011 .E9)
  • Global Business Etiquette (Reference HF 5389 .M375 2006)
  • World Trade Almanac CD-ROM (Reference Desk Micro-Disk no. 182) Much of the data on this disk is outdated, but there is a good summary of business customs.

Articles

Search for articles written about business in Japan in ProQuest, Factiva and Lexis/Nexis Academic. Some possible topics are "JAPAN AND INDUSTRY TRENDS" or "JAPAN AND [industry name]" or "JAPAN AND BUSINESS."
Note: These are USC subscription resources. These links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity.

Seach for articles written about business in these locally published Japanese sources:



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