Japan like Europe and the U.S. got rid of a lot of manufacturing offshore
it's great for the mother companies , they keep the Research and development ,
the financial structure ,the merchandizing ....Etc
all the energy intensive , socially troublesome manufacturing process is send far away
energy costs are now hidden in the containers unloaded at the docks
Chinese R&D has been advancing in leaps and bounds in recent years, it won't be long before Chinese products are 100% designed and made in china, rather than just components used in US/EU designed products.
When they start on the financial structure, then people will really wake up!