Asia Letter, Q1 2014
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In this quarter's report, Asia Editor and Ambassador Scott Foster has found some delightful nuggets that reveal planet-scale stories just under the ground. The departure of chip dominance from Japanese shores, a half-century after taking the tech from Intel and kicking it out of the business, is a mammoth event. More important to the Japanese themselves: losing this edge, in equipment and chips, has to be a blow to many future domestic business plans.