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How has Japan become so successful in the Hi-Tech Industry?

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How has Japan become so successful in the Hi-Tech Industry? Japan in the 19th century was living in a medieval era that was centuries behind our fairly modern lifestyle. This came as a great shock to their country as they had been isolated from other cultures for such a long time. Also, the emperor of Japan did not want to change the simple lifestyle and culture the people were living with, as he feared it would ruin the country. Eventually, Japan had to face the concept of joining and chasing the rest of the world in hope it would improve the nation overall. ...read more.


There are many reasons for why Japan has turned into a successful country particularly in the hi- tech industry, but there is one main characteristic that has helped most making the nation successful. That is that the whole industry of technology is joined together like a web, the smaller companies provide products for slightly larger companies, and the slightly larger companies provide products for the bigger companies. This goes on until the leading companies also receive products from the slightly smaller companies linked with them. This means the entire industry, from the small unknown companies to the huge leading companies, are working together in making new technology for Japan and the world. ...read more.


This means the staff are expected to go on company holidays with each other and after working hours go out together. Also, there is a strong link between the staff and the bosses as they eat with each other and talk freely about their ideas and opinions of conditions at the work. This way of working has been copied across the world as it has been so successful in Japan. In conclusion, I feel Japan has become so successful in the Hi-Tech industry because of the strong, web like, link between the huge leading companies and the small companies. This means the different companies rely on each other to stay in business and become successful. Which, in turn, means every company works hard for each other, which produces a hard working successful industry. ...read more.

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