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Old 19th July 2007, 14:27   #1
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Default Tokyo report: Akihabara loses its lustre

AS SOMEONE visiting all the Far Eastern metropolises so often that I know the ins and outs of Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo better than my old hometown Belgrade, I was taken by the allure of Akihabara long ago - at my first visit 14 years ago, to be precise. Back then, Made in Japan was not just a statement of product performance and quality (and extra price paid for it). Lots of gadgets were still actually made there. Talk about high end Sony Walkman, an Aiwa hi fi set, or of course hard disks, printers and monitors, among many others.
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The power of the "rising sun" shined a little less before 1993; (2007 minus 14). Ask LA residence the price of realestate dropped in the late 80's

Most of PC users could not afford owning one if they are made in Japan. Let's not forget Dell PCs were assembled in Mexico for a long time. It is the switch of tech from Japan to Taiwan, then to China. Most of CEO running tech industry has engineering degrees (not business degrees) at average age of 56 is telling you something.

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