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Japan’s quality standard

This speaks a lot about the Japanese quality standards and also cultural misunderstandings.

They’re still laughing about this at IBM. Apparently the computer giant decided to have some parts manufactured in Japan as a trial project. In the specifications, they set out that they will accept three defective parts per 10,000 .

When the delivery came in there was an accompanying letter. “We, Japanese people, had a hard time understanding North American business practices. But the three defective parts per 10,000 have been separately manufactured and have been included in the consignment. Hope this pleases you.”

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8 Responses to “Japan’s quality standard”

  1. March 20th, 2008 at 10:43 pm #Douglas

    fucking japs and their kamikazzeing ways

  2. March 22nd, 2008 at 7:20 am #a Japanese

    Wow Douglas. That’s incredibly racist. Do you also call black people F*** N***?

  3. March 22nd, 2008 at 3:27 pm #Xetheare

    Reminds me of the story about Japanese machinists who sent the world’s smallest drill to some American machinists challenging them to make one smaller. They sent the drill back to the Japanese with a note that said they had drilled a hole through the tiny drill. The Japanese studied the drill and couldn’t find the hole. Reluctantly they asked the Americans to reveal where they drilled the hole. The response left them scratching their heads, but upon further examination a hole could be seen through the entire drill from tip to tip.

  4. March 22nd, 2008 at 3:58 pm #lx

    Yeah, Douglas.
    Besides, Kamikazes are awesome!! (no, not the drink)

  5. April 3rd, 2008 at 5:45 pm #chuck rorris

    you are all on my list….

  6. April 3rd, 2008 at 5:46 pm #eric cartman

    i just dont like those squinty eyes…..they scare me…..

  7. May 23rd, 2008 at 3:00 pm #Mallory

    Actually, the IBM thing is apparently true, but the Japanese response was actually ‘they have been included with your consignment, packaged separately for your convenience.

    And the drill thing – I think you’ve got your nations reversed.

  8. February 24th, 2009 at 6:05 pm #anon

    to chuck rorris:
    Yes, yes I do.
    You fucking nigger.

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