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By Kathryn Ibata-Arens

Japan's innovators and marketers have survived recession within the Nineteen Nineties to prosper in today's aggressive company atmosphere. This quantity explores the struggles of marketers and civic-minded neighborhood leaders in fostering cutting edge task, and identifies key company classes for an financial system wanting dynamic swap. Ibata-Arens deals in-depth research of method in enterprises, groups and in neighborhood executive. The ebook examines targeted case stories of high-technology brands in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, in addition to bio-tech clusters in America--demonstrating far-reaching innovation and pageant results in nationwide associations

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He applied for funds to help him purchase land to build his own factory and was surprised when they approved his application. ’’ In the same year, he entered into a JV with Horiba to develop testing system rooms for auto makers. These systems hit the market just as auto makers were becoming more sensitive to the need to reduce emissions and Soda sales increased steadily in the 1980s. Soda continued to plow as much as possible into R&D and Soda currently holds 85% of the world market for these systems.

Japanese manufacturers were hard hit by the rapid appreciation of the yen. Unfortunately Namitei had just started selling large volumes of product to US automobile producers. The dollar shocks devastated Namitei’s sales, and by the 1980s they had dropped by 50%. Many of its competitors were going under: of Namitei’s nail and bolt maker competitors, half had gone under by the end of the 1980s. The ones that survived did so on the basis of proprietary technology (‘‘Finding a Way out through Upgrading Technology’’ 1996).

At these long cable lengths, it took too much time to clean the cable, and Murao’s workers complained of the solvents’ fumes. ’’ Namijet consisted of an air-tight box within which a high-pressure hose was placed, connected to a dispenser of cleaning solvents. The hose would spray the cable as it passed through the box. The contraption sped up the cleaning process significantly and was fume-free. Namitei soon saw the market potential, patented Namijet and sold it to capital goods producers, including semiconductor producers.

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