A collection of "industry novels" by Ikko Shimizu: "Keiretsu" is about an automobile parts manufacturer; "The Ibis Cage" is about geishas; and "Silver Sanctuary" is about bank employees. Each story addresses issues unique to its venue yet universal in the real world of Japanese business.
"(The novels) depict Japanese business as nasty and businessmen as villains. As the books sell in large numbers in Japan this is presumably how ordinary Japanese view the driving force of the world's second biggest economy". -- The Economist