The failure of Toyota... and cultural changes in Japan.
Just a comment.
I may be mistaken, but at one time I believe Japanese executives might have committed suicide rather than bring shame or dishonor upon themselves, their company, or their nation.
My understanding is that suicide is a growing problem amongst the young of Asia, therefore a practice once considered honorable is now viewed as a problem. That is a good thing.
Art: Seppuku: Japanese ritual suicide, death before dishonor.