Research & Development?
Japanese companies throw money at researching and developing new product.
US companies throw money at researching and developing the financing and enrichment of corporate executives who can then go to Washington to ask for a handout.
I think the Japanese have their priorities screwed up. Why would they want to make all that extra work for themselves? Golly, I mean, once R&D is complete, they'll have to get their hands dirty manufacturing product, stocking and marketing it to customers.