Are Made-in-Japan Manga and Animation About to Be Blindsided?
Japan’s animation and games have made their mark all over the world. Her shojo manga have captured the hearts of America’s young girls. But how much power do they actually have when it comes to the contents industry? Let’s explore the real staying power of Japanese contents, backed by the Japanese government as a national growth industry.
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Being Acquired by A Japanese Company?
By Rochelle Kopp
Japanese firms are once again on a global buying spree. Headlines are reminiscent of the late 1980s—the last time Japanese companies did a lot of overseas acquisitions. In a variety of industries, Japanese have seemingly suddenly decided that they want to expand internationally. In some cases, it’s a desire to use some of the cash that has been accumulating due to recently improved corporate profits. Also, many Japanese firms are realizing that they need to gain more bulk if they are going to be competitive on a global basis. After watching from the sidelines as Western firms engaged in an extended bout of merger mania over the past couple of decades, Japanese companies feel that they need to play the same game in order to avoid being dwarfed. A desire to get further involved in markets that are growing faster than
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