Author: Paweł Pasierbiak | Pages: 43–59
The author focuses on the technological development of Japan and assesses the country's international position in that field. He argues that Japan could achieve a position as a global technological leader thanks to the adroit and supportive policy of the state and the dedication of enterprises to technological development. But in the current, more complicated domestic and external economic circumstances, the country's leading position is coming under threat. Because of growing competition from new, mainly Asian rivals, the old leaders need to adjust to the new situation. This means that in some fields of technology Japan will lose its advantages as well.