Japan’s ICT industry is one of the largest and most advanced industries in the world, growing extremely rapidly after World War 2. Thanks to a series of efforts by the Japanese government, such as limiting foreign investment, setting up special tax measures to attract investment, encouraging the establishment of research and production projects, etc.
The ICT industry has grown 20% in 10 consecutive years. since 1955, and then reached international competition in 1965. The technical revolution in the field of semiconductor components in the 1980s led to a rapid improvement in the quality and functionality of Japanese electronics products.
In the mid-1980s, Japanese companies became the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor components. In 1990, no one could deny Japan’s dominance in the global semiconductor industry. Of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers in the world, Japanese companies accounted for 55% of sales.
Japanese companies have the advantage of being very good at technical applications, especially in producing high-quality electronics and electronics. Besides, Japan also has a tradition of making extremely small and meticulous crafts so it is not difficult to start producing sophisticated semiconductor components.
In addition, there is a structure that is widely applied in many companies as workers always contribute ideas to improve product quality, not just follow directions from above.
The early Japanese ICT industry consisted of three areas: industrial IT equipment, electronic components and consumer electronics – producing and exporting more than any manufacturing industry in Japan. In 1996, manufacturing turnover of Japanese electronics industry was 23,300 billion yen. Compared with the turnover of 8.9 billion yen in 1948 will see an increase of 2,616 times, and the average annual growth rate is 18%.
First of all, Japan aims to have 20 million households use the network at very high speeds and about 1 million households use the high-speed network. According to Japanese leaders, the Internet has changed the world, so one of the symbols of the development of IT is the speed of Internet access.