Zakuri / Kochi
Good things happen when people work in teams, and working in teams is something that people in Japan do particularly well.
Actually, the idea of a Japanese team not working well is pretty funny. Why should I be the one to plant the rice? I did it last year. Do it yourself. The teamwork thing goes back a long way.
Anyway, teamwork case in point - Zakuri, the umbrella brand of the Tosa knife maker co-op.
Experienced craftsmen, quality steels, a range of products and availability beyond what one craftsman could possibly muster. Buying power and marketing punch. Teamwork!