Book Review: Supermarket by Satoshi Azuchi

Supermarket by Satoshi Azuchi In his novel Supermarket, Satoshi Azuchi shares a glimpse of the inner workings of a Japanese business, in particular, that of a growing supermarket in Japan in the late 1960s/early 1970s, when the notion of supermarkets were still new in that country. The company portrayed seems to be doing quite well on the surface, but when a newly hired executive digs a bit further, he realizes there are many problems being overlooked or even hidden.

This book might not sound like an interesting story, but perhaps after having seen some unpleasant behaviors within large corporations, I found the psychological aspect of this a bit interesting. And the idea of supermarkets being new and exciting, and also interpreted differently for the Japanese market, was kind of neat. It did drag a bit later on though, and some of the company secrets were a bit much, but it was a decent read.

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