Japan Table of Contents
An assembly line at an 8mm video camera plant
Courtesy Embassy of Japan, Washington
Radio component manufacturing, Yokohama
Courtesy The Mainichi Newspapers
As in most countries, a relatively small number of industries dominate Japan's trade and investment interaction with the rest of the world. In the late 1980s, those industries were motor vehicles, consumer electronics, semiconductors and other electronic components, and iron and steel.
Data as of January 1994