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JRM Vol.5 No.5 pp. 416-419
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1993.p0416
(1993)

Review:

Industrial Vicissitudes and Commercialization of Technology in Japan

Kihachiro Nishikawa

Nishikawa Engineering Research, 18-16 Nagatsuta-3, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 227, Japan

Received:
April 28, 1993
Accepted:
May 10, 1993
Published:
October 20, 1993
Keywords:
Industrial vicissitudes, Cost reduction, Method of industrial success, Diffusion rate, Utilization of science
Abstract

Through my forty years of experience as an electromechanical engineer, I have realized that the development of technical design has been one of the most important elements necessary for Japanese industrial expansion. The cost reduction of the products, along with quality assurance and functional improvements, is one of the main purposes of the technological progress; and it is a difficult challenge. To achieve this purpose, engineers are requested to design smaller, lighter products with fewer parts. In other words, engineering designers must adopt the new technologies in order to reach their target. This demand stimulates Research and Development (R&D) activity in many related fields.

Cite this article as:
Kihachiro Nishikawa, “Industrial Vicissitudes and Commercialization of Technology in Japan,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.5, No.5, pp. 416-419, 1993.
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