- Travel and Places»
- Visiting Asia»
- Eastern Asia
Facts of Japan - Top of the world in technology
Japan is the world leader in Technology. If there is something new springs up in electronics or automotive technology, then it is certainly originating from Japan only. Such is the speed and energy Japan has.
Japan has the largest share in the world market in the fields of electronic, science and technology. It spends the biggest budget for research in these fields. That accounts for more than $130 billion USD. The researchers are around 677, 731. In Asia, Japan is the only country that has received more Nobel prizes. This is just an indication of what Japan is capable of producing.
Japan is the only country in the world that has the largest international conglomerates like Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Sharp, Hitachi, NEC, Epson and Toshiba. Then in the other fields Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Nintendo, Mitsubishi and Subaru are the greatest companies known in the world as well.
Japan’s innovation can also be found in the field of Chemicals, Robotics, Optics, Metals and Semi conductors. The amazing quality of Japan can be understood from the fact that Japan possesses more than half of the Industrial robots in the world. It means almost 402,200 of the available 742,500 robots. Six of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers are from Japan only and houses seven of the world’s largest twenty semi conductor sales companies.
In rail transport, Japan has the most advanced trains in the world. Shinkansen is such an amazing technology to date. The fastest train in the world, Maglev train, has a speed of 581 km per hours. This is unbeaten.
Japan also rules the space. The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency, is the foundation and reason for Japan’s space related research and development. It has excelled in the development of rockets and its contribution to the space technology is commendable.
Since Japan is much dependent on imported fuel, nuclear energy has become Japan’s priority. Presently, Japan is the third largest nuclear power in the world. It has 55 nuclear reactors now. They provide Japan’s 35% of electricity.
The only energy that Japan finds it difficult to produce is the wind energy. It is not that Japan has no know-how but the unpredictable wind in Japan makes it difficult for Japan to go deep into it. The typhoons play havoc at times. But Japan is presently making all the efforts to find the right technology, which can make new in roads in wind energy production as well, that can change the face of Japan’s leading skills.
It is amazing to know how Japan treats these technologies. In fact, Japan has recognized that to maintain its economical strength it has to advance its technologies. They do not see the technology as a commodity. They realize that it is a strategic asset and they know that Japan’s strength lies in advancing research and technology even in harder times.
Japanese encourage technology at all levels. Another factor that propelled Japan to the top of the world is that it has classified the technology into two and has concentrated on both of them. They are Commercial applications from the existing technology and New applications from basic research. Japan, unlike any other nation, invests its resources in new applications not worrying about the time and energy it deserves. This is the basic strength of Japan that keeps it above all.
Further, while every country in the world researches and finds technology that contributes to its military fearing safety, Japan has completely devoted its energy in technology that help its economy and not it’s military.
Then again, Japan’s net technology transfers to Thailand, Indonesia, China and the United Kingdom are amazing.
Technologically, Japan is the technological head of the world.