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Sample Consulting Cases

MINORI was established in January 2004. The following are a few of our consulting cases

Company A: Japanese IT Company

Company A is a subsidiary of a large Japanese engineering company. The company has grown rapidly since its establishment and now has about 300 employees. It succeeded a very warm and comfortable climate from the parent company. However, in order to become an IT consulting firm Company A had to change the climate from the current one to the climate that can develop true professionals. Company A decided to ask MINORI to develop a Career Development Program, and the program was introduced in six months with a great success.

Company B: European Life Insurance Company

Company B is a Japanese subsidiary of a large European life insurance company and has about 100 employees. A new president was appointed, and he decided to change the company in accordance with the parent company’s policy. MINORI assisted them to build a role based human resources management system and change the employees’ perception.

Company C: Japanese Manufacturing Company

Company C is a company listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange with about tens of thousands of employees. The company’s top management believes that the diversity and inclusion is one of the most important issues of the company, and decided to conduct workshops on how to manage diverse people. MINORI provided the diversity and inclusion workshops as a  partner company of one of the famous consulting firms in the diversity and inclusion area of North America.

Company D: Japanese Long-Established Apparel Company

Company D is an apparel company run by the same family for 75 years. It has many shops all over Japan and about 1200 employees. The Founder-President retired in the previous year and now his son is running the company. The company’s accounting system is very transparent, and the retired founder’s policy was to be contented to live in honest poverty.  The level of the executive compensation was almost the same as major listed companies. Upon the succession by the son the company decided to review the executive compensation as an owner company, and they needed information on the example cases and policies of executive compensation. MINORI fully utilized its network and submitted high-quality information promptly, which was recognized very highly by the company.

Company E: IT Company


Company E is a traditional IT company established in 1970. It has about 700 employees, and the company performance has not changed for the last 10 years. In 2008, a new CEO was appointed, and he proposed a new growth strategy, which required a new HR system that could support the growth strategy. MINORI proposed a project to establish a new HR system that supports the growth strategy, links the added values of the company with the reward, and matches with an IT company. The new HR policy was developed, and a role-based new HR system was designed and implemented. MINORI was asked to support the HR people continuously.

Financial Institution F


A financial institution F has about 8000 employees. One of its management policy is the promotion of female employees. It introduced various systems and practices for its female employees to work without difficulties. However, it was really difficult to change the mindset of the traditional male employees. MINORI was invited to at first diagnose the current level of diversity awareness of the employees, and then designed a Diversity and Inclusion training that should solve the issues determined in the diagnosis. The training was well received, and MINORI continues to provide the trainings until now.

Company G: Japanese Manufacturing Company

Company G was used to be a department of a Japanese manufacturing company and became a subsidiary company in 2006 with about 110 employees. The company had the same HR system as the parent company and kept revising it several times. A new CEO was appointed in 2010, and he decided to establish a new HR policy and introduce a HR system that was transparent to employees and could support the management strategy. MINORI provided consulting for establishing a new HR policy and designing and implementing a new HR system. The new system was introduced successfully in April 2011.

Company H: Manufacturing Company

Company H is a Japanese  arm of an American manufacturing company and has about 50 employees. The company has new CEO and is expecting a big growth. So far, the parent company respected autonomy of each branch in various countries, but decided to bring unity as a global company. However, the raison d'etre, structure and procedures of Japanese Board of Directors are difficult to understand from abroad, so the company asked MINORI to submit the report on the Japanese Board of Directors. The report received a high evaluation from the parent company, and MINORI was asked to assist the management team to design Executive Retirement Benefit System and Management Variable Compensation System.

Company I: Service Company

Company I is a professional firm with 6000 employees in Japan and has a strong overseas network. One of the keys for its further growth in the changing economy was Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity and Inclusion had been one of the issues to be solved for this company, but it was very difficult to change the mindset of employees and the culture. In 2012, the company asked MINORI, which had been offering diagnosis and workshops for Diversity and Inclusion since 2005, to diagnose the current level of Diversity Awareness. MINORI diagnosed current level of Diversity Awareness in the broadest sense, not limited to gender diversity, with its unique approach and submitted a report on the results.

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