Failing to Change: The Plight of the Japanese Computer Industry
Issue 2, 1994

Japanese companies are still suffering from low earnings and profits, legacies of the collapsed "bubble economy" of the late 1980s. Among the sufferers are the biggest electronics firms in the country: Fujitsu, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, and Toshiba. Some industry observers believe that the good times will return when the economy improves. We say they won't – unless the Japanese electronics industry makes some big changes.