History of Japanese Technology Evolution

1946 words 8 pages
History of Japanese Technology Evolution


Introduction 1
Brief History till Early 20th Century 2
Post World War II 3
Conclusion 5
Reference 7
History of Japanese Technology Evolution


It is probably safe to say that most people of this society are familiar with the significance of U.S. science and technology. Often overlooked, however, is the key role played by the next most technologically innovative nation—Japan. From automobiles to video game consoles to invisibility cloaks[1], advances developed in Japan have impressed the world for centuries[2] and affect our lives in many different ways.
Japan is a leading nation in scientific research, particularly technology, machinery and biomedical
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The agrarian reform gave birth to ten millions of independent farmers who began to try to raise productivity of land and labor, and made themselves a rich market for machines and chemicals. The labor legislation resulted in the formation of union in almost every establishment and pushed individual wage. [15]To cope with this pressure the managers had to mechanize and rationalize the process or to diversify into higher value-added market; in short, they had to advance technology.
The ten years after 1945 were hard times for the Japanese industries. They had to reconstruct the remaining equipment and produce goods for an uncertain market instead of the military demand, strike of labor union under the extremist leaders threatened almost every industry.[16] Technologically, short supply and irregular quality of materials were the largest problem.
The last decade of the 20th century was marked by the emergence of a ‘knowledge-based economy’, [17]where technological innovation seemed to function as the engine of growth, and governments in most countries of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) intensified their commitment to the underlying Research and Development(R&D) activities.
Japan is no


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