How Japan is building a knowledge industry
A national plan designed by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the Fifth Generation Project, is evidence of that country's long-range plans in the computer industry. By comparison, U.S. computer firms appear short sighted. Over the next decade, the Japanese government will spend $450 million in 'seed money' to develop computers for the 1990s, using artificial intelligence to outpace U.S. conventional automation techniques. The new generation of Japanese computers will be capable of understanding and conversing in natural languages. Moreover, this fifth generation of Japanese computers should be faster, more powerful and capable of reasoning.
Publication Name: FE: the Magazine for Financial Executives
Identity building begins on inside: external views reflection of a company's internal practices, habits
Companies wanting to compete in the new world market must look to their internal practices and image and seek a unified image that reflects different cultures. A new identity must continue to have links with the image that people already have and should not mean just erasing the old identity. Simply translating the new identity into different languages may casue problems, as the new term may seem awkward and artificial in literal translation.
Publication Name: Business Marketing
Apple computers' attempts to make Japanese publishing easier are profiled. The new Apple operating system will have the largest set of new fonts for Japanese characters ever produced.
Publication Name: I.D.
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