Japan to fight Google search dominance

Alarmed by the global dominance of Google and other foreign internet services, Tokyo is spearheading a project to try to seize the lead in new search technologies for electronic devices.The push has been sparked by concerns in Japan that the country’s pre-eminence in consumer electronics has faded and value in the technology industry is moving away from hardware.As South Korean and Taiwanese electronics companies churn out products nearly identical to those of the Japanese majors, there are fears in Tokyo that the country’s manufacturers are falling behind in innovation.

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