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Japan’s reverence for the Sony Walkman is a deadweight

5 mins | Aug 15, 2019
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Why did Japan lose its footing in the technology battle? As Japan celebrates the 40th anniversary of its pioneering gadget, the Sony Walkman, Leo Lewis writing in the Financial Times, reflects on what it says about Japan's place in the technology battle and why the future seems less optimistic.
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