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The Japanese Electronics Industry

1st Edition

By Wataru Nakayama, WIlliam Boulton, Michael Pecht

CRC Press

152 pages

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The explosive growth of the Japanese electronics industry continues to be driven by a combination of market forces and the unique characteristics of the Japanese social organization and people. As an industrial phenomenon, the Japanese electronics industry receives considerable attention from researchers in various fields. However, most of their studies focus on either historical analyses intent on discovering the secret of the industry's enormous success, or on the issue of America's competitiveness in the face of challenges from Japanese technology. Moreover, none of these studies can be free of the bias that stems from each researcher's own upbringing and environment.

The authors of The Japanese Electronics Industry have pooled their diverse experience and talents to create a balanced, objective study of this complex subject. They illuminate the history and characteristics of the industry, show the current state of the industry, and explore the research, development, and education vital to the future of the industry.

Table of Contents

Japan Overview

Land, Resources


Population and Ethic Groups




Government Structure

Modern History

Economic Overview

Philosophy of Economic Policy

Current Economic Conditions

Foreign Trade

Public Spending and Restructuring

Program To Stimulate Foreign Iports into Japan

Openness for Trade and Investment

Outward Expansion of Offshore Facilities

WTO Requirements to Deregulate the Financial Services Industry

U.S. - Japan Relations

History of the Japanese Electonics Industry

Basics for Growth after World War II

Entrepreneurial Thrusts in Consumer Electronics

The Government and Large Companies

Trade Friction

Synopsis of History to the End of the 1980s

The Japanese Electronics Industry Today

Maturity of the Japanese Electronics Market

Japan's Electronic Market Position

The Micro-Electronics Industry Structure

Miniaturization of Electronic Products

Overall Landscape

Packaging Portable Computers--An Example for Toshiba Libretto

Metrics for Future Electonics Products

Scenarios for the Future

Research, Development, and Education

Macro-scale Perspectives

Dynamics of Technology Development

Investments in the Electronics Industry

National Research Institutes and Cooperative Research

University Research and Education

A Vision of Miniturization




Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General