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Japan Seeks Its Economic Mojo in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

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Irie Koken cylindrical metal product

The cylindrical metal products made by Irie Koken are a departure from the gadgetry of previous Japanese innovations, but a focus on building precision components could help the country forge a new, critical role in the global economy.

Credit:Ko Sasaki for The New York Times

There is absolutely nothing sexy about bellows. But they just might be the future of Japan.

From The New York Times
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