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Cash goes mobile and electronic. First to market in Japan and then what? (TTI-Vanguard conference keynote)

The organizers of the legendary TTI-Vanguard conference series organized a conference on “Futureproofing” in Tokyo, and invited me to give a keynote on Japan’s creativity and first-to-market for many technologies and business models, and Japan’s difficulties to capture global value from this creativity, a phenomenon often called “Japan’s Galapagos syndrome“. The organizers, and particularly the […]

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R&D in Japan, interview for Chemical and Engineering News

Contributed to an article “Unleashing R&D in Japan” by Jean-François Tremblay for the Chemical & Engineering News (Volume 80, Number 49, pp 13-15, December 9, 2002) Fasol mentions that there is excellent science in Japan, for example Shuji Nakamura’s invention and development of blue and white GaN based LEDs and Lasers (see: Nakamura and Fasol: […]

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Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets: new opportunities versus old mistakes (Lecture at Stanford University)

Success stories vs failure. Why some foreign companies succeed in Japan’s high tech sector, and why others fail. Stanford University Japan Technology Center lecture by Gerhard Fasol, given in 1999 – most still applies today! New opportunities vs old mistakes – foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets Stanford University lecture, given on October 28th, 1999 […]

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Trends, Opportunities and Change in Japan’s High-Tech World

Gerhard Fasol gave a talk at the French Embassy in Tokyo on Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 18:30pm. Topic: “Trends, Opportunities and Change in Japan’s High-Tech World” (in French language) Purpose: Executive Education for management of French Subsidiaries in Japan Participants: Executives of French subsidiary companies in Japan

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Physics in our global market place

Gerhard Fasol gave an invited plenary talk at the 11th General Conference of the European Physical Society EPS-11 on Thursday, September 9th, 1999, 11:50am – 12:30pm (40 minutes). Topic: “Physics in our global marketplace”

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business R&D

Trends in Japan’s R&D World and their Effects on Foreign Corporations

Gerhard Fasol gave a talk at the German Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo (Deutsche Industrie und Handelskammer in Japan) on Thursday, March 18, 1999, at 18:00pm followed by a buffet reception to continue the discussions. Topic: “Trends in Japan’s R&D World and their Effects on Foreign Corporations” (Audience: managers of Japan subsidiaries of German multinationals: […]

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“Crisis and opportunities in Japan’s Research and Development World – an entrepreneurs perspective”

Gerhard Fasol gave an evening Colloquium talk at the beautiful Magnus-Haus in the center of Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, December 1st, 1998 at 19:30. The talk was followed by a buffet reception, where we continued discussions until late at night. Title: “Crisis and opportunities in Japan’s Research and Development World – an entrepreneurs perspective” (Audience: […]

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academic physics R&D science

“Recent Development in Blue Laser and Nanoscale Materials” (Princeton University)

Gerhard Fasol gave a talk at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Princeton University, on Monday April, 4, 1998, at 4:00pm. Title: “Recent Development in Blue Laser and Nanoscale Materials”

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Magnetic and metallic nanowires (National ACS Meeting, Device Applications of Nanoscale Materials Symposium)

Gerhard Fasol was one of the invited speakers of the “Device Applications of Nanoscale Materials Symposium” at the 1998 National ACS Meeting in Dallas, Texas, which was organized by John St. John of Texas Christian University. Gerhard Fasol’s talk: “Selective Electrodeposition of Magnetic and Metallic Nanowires: A New Approach to a Fundamental Technology” Symposium purpose:The […]

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Simulation and Visualization of the Dynamics of Electron Wave Packets on a Femto-Second Time-Scale

Conference presentation by Gerhard Fasol at the 5th International Workshop on Femtosecond Technology FST’98, Tsukuba, Japan, February 12-13, 1998, on “Simulation and Visualization of the Dynamics of Electron Wave Packets on a Femto-Second Time-Scale” Details of our work on the simulation and visualization of electron wave packet motion.