By David Keene
While it may seem parochial if not insensitive to enquire about the state of the electronics industry in Japan while millions of people in that country deal with crises beyond our imagining, business going forward is the best possible scenario. I vividly remember the day after 9/11, when I sent out hundreds of personal emails to the industry, saying that our publishing HQ offices in NYC were fine, and that we were hard at work — the best tonic for a difficult time.
It’s easy to get sucked into the CNN style coverage and think the sky is falling. Japan is a formidable economy with one of the word’s most educated and highly trained populations.