Why is Japan not producing mobiles like China?

Galapagos Mobile

Japan was one of the earliest developers of mobile phones and started the world first internet access services called “i-Mode”. Refer to Wiki for details; i-mode - Wikipedia It became very popular in Japan and became a national standard, while in other part of the world, it was way too advanced and Japan failed to make it a global standard.

Yet i-Mode was so popular, further domestic development continued to win the domestic competition and made the Japanese mobile market far different from any other countries. It was then called as Galapagos Mobile because of its pretty unique evolution just like those uniquely evolved creatures in Galapagos islands.

Soon after an iPhone was released, many Japanese jumped to it as well making the i-Mode obsolete very quickly. But again due to the domestic competition, Japanese phone makers continued releasing new Galapagos mobiles allowing Google to launch Android which in parallel with iPhone became global standards.iPho…

Why is Japan funding India for the bullet train/smart city project?



In recent years, china rapidly increasing its influence across South Asia and South East Asia in the name of Infrastructure Development ( like CPEC deal with Pakistan), Later this year china succeeded in winning a Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Railway Project along with this Chinese bullet train technology impressing other countries across the world, this creates a tension over Japan.

Japan looking for opportunity to counter china, this opportunity comes with India’s High Speed Railway Project.

1. Japan wants to enter International Market (high speed railway) using this project.

2. Japan already one of the contenders in the California’s high speed railway project, the success of this project helps to convenience America.

3. Along with Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor, India planning to make other six corridors across the country, the implementation and success of this project helps to convenience India for gaining other projects.

4. There is a tough fight between china and japan to win over 2026 Singapore –Kuala Lumpur high speed railway project. Mumbai-Ahmedabad project make a road for Japan.

5. Regarding the smart cities not only japan, but also different countries investing in smart cities, Japan (Varanasi), China (pune), United States (Vishakhapatnam) etc...

Whatever may be the Japan’s interest? Overall this project improves Economic Cooperation and Regional Relationship between India and Japan.

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