Textiles: Some niche manufacturers remain, but most of the manufacturing has been outsourced.I think there’s a lesson here somewhere for the U.S. Congress and the Obama Adminstration-Elect.
Steel: Micro mills emerged to claw back U.S. share from Japanese manufacturers and away from U.S. blast furnaces.
Semiconductors: Intel became an industrial leader by moving out of commodity memories and dominating the microprocessor market.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
As America Prepares to Rescue the “U.S.” Auto Industry…
Post-WW II Japan has the distinction of being the main target of U.S. attempts at protecting its manufacturers from the predations of their Japanese counterparts in four sectors: textiles, steel, automobiles, and semiconductors. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but off the top of my head: