from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evergreen or artificial tree decorated, as with lights and ornaments, during the Christmas season.
  • n. A device comprised of pipes and valves that caps a producing natural gas or oil well and controls its flow.


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  • I am unconvinced that the Keiretsu is unique to Japan (even if we ignore direct copies like Korea’s Chaebol) or that they were necessary for Japan’s success.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Patriotic Post

  • The Japanese "Keiretsu" sourcing model in which a single supplier is chosen with "life-long" relationships and is thereby cut off from competitive market forces.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Supplier "Keiretsu" (Number of Suppliers) 5th JANUARY 2007 11.

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  • 'The Keiretsu is the only outfit besides the FFF with resources and money enough to put something like this together. "


  • Keiretsu, based in Lafayette, Calif., includes 850 members on three continents who meet U.S. government standards for certain private investors, according to the site.

    Finding Financing

  • Business owners can complete a fact sheet for screening by Keiretsu members.

    Finding Financing

  • Companies that apply to Keiretsu have typically already raised between $500,000 and $1.5 million on their own.

    Finding Financing

  • So even though the Korean Chaebol industrial-bank complex model was similar in many ways to the Japanese Zaibatsu/Keiretsu model, the fact that heavy savings (even at zero percent returns) were not as embedded into Korean society meant that when the credit crisis hit, the Korean banks — unlike their Japanese counterparts were short funds.

    Wonk Room » The Answers To Our Banking Questions Start And End In East Asia

  • Of those eight, four are invited in for the paid pitch event for which Keiretsu charges $1,500.

    Free Pitches?

  • Beat Takeshi owns his own jimusho which I believe is aligned with Vision Factory and therefore would be part of the alleged Burning Keiretsu.

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » The Jimusho System: Part One


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