We have no doubt that Japanese has a deserved reputation for being tech innovators. Here are some examples of where it’s led the world – and where it hasn’t got it quite right. Japan is the only country in the world that has the largest international conglomerates like Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Sharp, Hitachi, NEC, Epson and Toshiba. Then in the other fields Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Nintendo, Mitsubishi and Subaru are the greatest companies known in the world as well.
Japan’s innovation can also be found in the field of Chemicals, Robotics, Optics, Metals and Semiconductors. The amazing quality of Japan can be understood from the fact that Japan possesses more than half of the Industrial robots in the world. It means almost 402,200 of the available 742,500 robots. Six of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers are from Japan only and houses seven of the world’s largest twenty semiconductor sales companies.
In rail transport, Japan has the most advanced trains in the world. The Shinkansen is such an amazing technology to date. The fastest train in the world, Maglev train, has a speed of 581 km per hours. This is unbeaten.
Japan also rules the space. The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, is the foundation and reason for Japan’s space related research and development. It has excelled in the development of rockets and its contribution to the space technology is commendable.
It is amazing to know how Japan treats these technologies. In fact, Japan has recognized that to maintain its economic strength it has to advance its technologies. They do not see the technology as a commodity. They realize that it is a strategic asset and they know that Japan’s strength lies in advancing research and technology even in harder times.
Japanese encourage technology at all levels. Another factor that propelled Japan to the top of the world is that it has classified the technology into two and has concentrated on both of them. They are Commercial applications from the existing technology and New applications from basic research. Japan, unlike any other nation, invests its resources in new applications not worrying about the time and energy it deserves. This is the basic strength of Japan that keeps it above all.
Further, while every country in the world researches and finds technology that contributes to its military fearing safety, Japan has completely devoted its energy in technology that help its economy and not it’s military.
Then again, Japan’s net technology transfers to Thailand, Indonesia, China and the United Kingdom are amazing. Thus Technologically, Japan is the technological head of the world.