The appeal of Apple products in Japan isn't noticed much in the U.S. But it should be, considering the history of U.S. consumer electronics products in that country.
First, some background. I lived in Japan at a time when its companies were the global consumer electronics oligarchs--1983 through 1993. I was there long enough to witness the peak of their power and the inevitable descent.
The hubris of the Japanese at that time was astounding, though the Japanese saw it as simple, hard-earned pride. I witnessed it every day in Japanese industrial newspapers (which I translated, as … Read more