Once seen as an isolationist country, Japan has taken an almost 180 degree turn and has become one of the biggest trading countries in the world. Two industries have transformed Japan, first the automobile industry with Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and others. The other industry is the technology industry. And while the Japanese electronics industry is facing immense competition from Chinese and Korean manufactures like Huawei and Samsung, Japan is still making great electronics. Here is some more detail about technology companies in Japan.
If you grew up in the 1980s you’ll remember one of Sony’s most popular products, the Sony Walkman. And still today, Sony is one of the most popular electronic companies from Japan as it makes many consumer electronics including TV’s, headphones, smartphones, and the most popular game console in the world, the Sony Playstation, now on its 4th generation. While Sony makes most of its money from banking today, they still continue to produce some of the best electronic components in the world.
Nintendo is a small company with a small range of products. But what its known for has very few competitors. Their unique approach to game consoles lead to devices such as the Wii U and Switch. Where you have a mobile game where you can play a general scope of games. But these games are some of the most fun games as it features the amazing cast of the Mario Bros characters and family fun games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros.
This company ranges in electronics from simple calculators to cameras to electronic keyboards, and digital watches. Their watches are popular with divers and others who need a functional but powerful watch. And their music electronics rival with the company below.
Most people will think this company is only a motorcycle manufacturer while others will think it’s only a keyboard company. But actually, Yamaha makes a ton of different products. They make many electronic keyboards, speakers, headphones, and other electronic components.
Other Japanese Electronic Companies
- Mitsubishi Electric
While Japan isn’t as dominant as it was in the 1980s and 1990s, the country still enjoys massive success with eye popping TV’s and entertaining game consoles. So if you use any technology at all, there is likely that it is made in Japan or has components made in Japan as Japan still remains a powerful electronic producer in the increasingly technological world.