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Why Japan got a late start in Search
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Msg#: 3979254 posted 2:20 am on Aug 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

Some interesting comments at the end of the article sum up what a lot of us in Japan have already known, but it's nice to see it being reported.

Bureaucratic red tape should be eliminated to ensure economic growth [mdn.mainichi.jp]

Japan got a late start in IT services due partly to the Japanese government's vertically divided administrative functions. The production of electronic devices is under the jurisdiction of the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry, and communications and broadcasting are supervised by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry while the Agency for Cultural Affairs oversees copyright-related issues. These administrative bodies are closely linked to industry organizations under their respective jurisdictions partly through bureaucrats landing in post-retirement jobs in the industries they once supervised.

Because of difficulties in coordinating the interests of various parties involved, Japanese search engine operators had been unable to even install a database for their services in Japan until recently.


 

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