Playing Tag with Japan

MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975

by Chalmers Johnson

The Eastasia Edge

by Roy Hofheinz Jr. and Kent E. Calder
As Japan inundates America with video cassette recorders, facsimile copies, microwave ovens, minicomputers, semiconductors, fiber-optic cables, robots, numerically controlled machine tools, automobiles, farm machinery, stereo components, musical instruments, specialty steel, and countless other goods, the American business community is taking oddly contradictory views of the “Japanese challenge.” On the one …

Japan in the Chips

The World Challenge

by Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber
The “Chip Wars” are intensifying. Lined up on one side are the Nippon Electric Company (NEP), Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, and their ally, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). On the other side are IBM, Texas Instruments, Intel, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Advanced Micro Devices, Mostek, Signetics, …