Japan in the News: Japan Still in the Game according to Bloomberg Businessweek

Although Japan has lost its position as the world’s second biggest economy to China, with a growing budget deficit and stagnant growth, Japanese companies continue to dominate globally in several industries.  A recent issue of Bloomberg Businessweek lists 6 industries where a Japanese company has a #1 position in global market share (in brackets).

Autos: Toyota (10.4%)

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Tires: Bridgestone (16.2%)

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Cameras: Canon (44.7%)

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Industrial Robots: Yaskawa (25%)

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Hard Drive Motors: Nidec (80%)

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Motorbike Batteries: Yuasa (25%)

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