The Japanese public mind is currently filled with images of corporate duplicity, greed and callousness. The Japanese public are bombarded with a seemingly endless series of reports in the media of deaths or injury due to manufacturers failing to recall appliances they knew to be faulty, cheap imports fraudulently sold as expensive domestic produce, the sale of foodstuffs known to contain out-of-date or contaminated ingredients, and most recently the appalling story of groups of corporations having setting up dummy companies supposedly staffed by disabled employees in order to fraudulently obtain government subsidies and discounts on public services. The social responsibility of Japan's corporations is again currently under question.