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Why are the Japanese so technology advanced?

Japanese Technology is considered the best in the world. This reality which has been reached since the ’80s was the fruit of hard labor and careful planning.

Japan was one of the first countries to understand the true power of technology and has embraced its benefits. Therefore, the country has started to invest in technological innovation early in time. All technological advancements that Japan reached were a solution to problems the country and its population were facing and its success can be attributed to 3 main factors:

  1. Fast infrastructure:

With its shinkansen train (the first bullet train in the world launched back in 1964), Japan was able to exploit the vast empty territories away from the major cities by reducing the needed time for employees to reach their jobs. Moreover, with a nearly flawless record for safety (no derailing or collisions and no more than 36 seconds of delay at worst) this transport method accelerated the goods movement and facilitated the is worthy to mention that the shinkansen also had a very good role in attracting tourists since the majority of visitors always like to visit remote areas away from the city noise to find tranquility and the speed made it convenient without having to sacrifice other options.

2. Workforce automation:

Japan has integrated robots in several industries and some are practically fully automated. Robots that are able to perform jobs in almost every industry have become a must. Studies show that right now, 49 percent of the Japanese jobs are automatable. The integration of robots in the industry covers the lack of workforce needed and helps employees to work more productively and efficiently. Moreover, the use of AI increased the quality of the final goods and boosted the productivity of the factories.

3. Environmental problems solved with technological advancements:

Like any other country, Japan faces a lot of environmental challenges but the biggest 2 are heavy air pollution and extreme meteorological phenomena. Japan used technology to face these challenges which in turn boosted the country more towards developing the current technologies. In facing the air pollution, the state guided the companies to develop and build electric and hybrid cars which decrease the emission of CO2 and thus reduce air pollution. As for the meteorological challenges (tsunamis and massive earthquakes) Japan turned more towards the use of robots in the construction industry to speed up the recovery process and to facilitate and expedite the rescue missions after an event.

Japanese technology has undoubtedly become the world's number one. Japanese progress in automation, the use of robots, and the integration of artificial intelligence with daily living are likely to continue to thrive better than in many other advanced economies. It is a fascinating country that has become a technological superpower being focused on the scope for revolutionary development.

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