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Essay “The Japanese Thinks Negatively about the pursuit of China and Korea”

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Essay
The Japanese Thinks Negatively about the pursuit of China and Korea
Hiroki Kamihata


Korea has been making remarkable developments and has showed a phenomenal pursuit. Samsung, Korea’s largest integrated appliances, electronic components, and electronic products manufacturer, is a large multinational corporation with about 180 thousand employees. In recent researches, the company was positioned 1st in the number shares of cell phones in America and Britain in 2009. The company was also placed 2nd for the number of Patent acquisition in the United States. Also, Naver.com, Korean internet portal site ran by NHN Corporation, achieved 61.9% of the market shares for domestic portal sites, and 2.4% for international shares, ranking them 5th place for search engines.

China has been making remarkable developments and showed a phenomenal pursuit as well. China has been marking the highest positive change among the BRIC nations, and is believed to be the country that will grow economically the most within the next 10 years. Even during 2009, when most believed that there would be negative growth worldwide by the economic crisis, they still managed to achieve an 8% rise. Many companies moved their factories to China for cheap labor wages and production costs of their products. Because of this, China was named “World Factory”, and products “Made in China” rapidly increased. Many international events were held in China one after another. Because of this, the consumption for everything went up. If there wasn’t the economic crisis, China would definitely have had a two figure rise.

Because of this pursuit of China and Korea, Japanese companies are struggling with the situation. When the cathode ray tube television was the mainstream, Japanese companies held over half of the world market share. However when flat panels started to become the mainstream, those stocks started to go to Samsung and LG. During the 1980s, NEC was standing at the top for the production of semiconductors. There was a same kind of situation in the United States back in 1985. During the 1980s, American companies were very strong with manufacturing and capital. Many of American companies stood at the top. However, due to various companies from overseas joining the race, the American companies started losing their shares. This fact might be making the Japanese companies think even more negatively.

But the strength of Japanese people is that they have “flexible and rich conception”. They have the power to start something new and send out to the world. Many products of now have started from Japanese products.

電子版投稿者: T.Sasajima

January 5th, 2011 at 1:58 am (PDT)