Anthropology of Distrust and Suspicion in Credit Transactions in Japan

  • Mitsuhiro Nakahata
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 4)


In this paper, the author deals with the process of the “collapse of credit” between companies and examines how companies and their employees establish relationships of trust with their customers. A case study that ended with a loss of “credit” is used to illustrate more strategic tactics and unfolding exchanges, followed in chronological sequence. Particular focus will be on companies (creditors) faced with crisis due to wavering credit relationships with customers, i.e., trading partners on the brink of collapse. The response and behavior, uneasiness, and agitation of these companies will be depicted, as well as the nature of their information gathering and analysis. Transactions, volumes, allowances, and others associated with the general “credit” dealt with here are closely related to the fact that the popularity of Japan’s unique “promissory notes” is still deeply entrenched.


Credit Risk Trading Partner Business Partner Steel Material Protective Order 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Okinawan StudiesHosei UniversityTokyoJapan

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