the problem of software development in Japan

@gen Kanai reacts to Tabuchi’s NYT article by discussing how the Galapagos problem applies to software development in Japan. I love how he picks apart Takeshi Natsuno’s solution to “focus more on software and must be more aggressive in hiring foreign talent, and the country’s cellphone carriers must also set their sights overseas.”

The “foreign talent” line smacks of the cosmetic 国際化 (kokusaika = internationalization) policies that have been tried and failed by so many Japanese firms. To quote Gen, “this is a hollow solution — toothless.”

the problem of software development in Japan

Published by Chad Kohalyk

Belletrist, communitarian, tech contrarian. Generous with Likes.