business title, equivalent of the western General Manager
Typical number of years of service to the company: 25+ years.
Typical age: 45+ years.
The Bucho is a particularly active position in a Japanese corporation, being one rung below a directorship on the ladder. Some actual decision-influencing power is applied in this position.
REFERENCES: Passport Japan (Dean Engel & Ken Murakami, ISBN 1-885073-17-8) & JETRO & personal experiences.