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Computing Comes to Japan

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199921553
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980406 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0007
Computing Comes to Japan

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This is a detailed history of the introduction, deployment and use of computing in Japan from the 1950s through 2010. It explores the role of the IT industry, that of consumers of IT over the half century, role of government and its policies, and the effect IT had on the evolution of Japan’s economy and culture. Japan was the first industrial state in Asia to embrace computers, dominating the field in the region for nearly four decades. Details are provided on policies, programs, volumes of installations, results, and some company histories. It also discusses the effects Japanese experiences with computers had in the diffusion of this technology elsewhere in Asia.

Keywords: Japan; information technology; Wave One; East Asia; Asia; computers; Kereitsu; Sony; Fujitsu; Internet; Pacific Rim

Chapter.  30487 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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