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In Japan, Idled Electronics Factories
Find New Life in Farming

Wall Street Journal, by Eric Pfanner and Kana Inagaki

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/9/2014 8:43:54 AM

(Video) AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Japan—Haruyasu Miyabe used to oversee a computer-chip production line at a Fujitsu Ltd. plant here. One day last year, the plant manager told Mr. Miyabe to prepare for a career change. "Starting tomorrow, you are going to make lettuce," he recalls being told. Amid troubled times in the Japanese electronics industry, Fujitsu shut one of the three chip-making lines at the plant in 2009. Now, in a sterile, dust-free clean room that once built the brains of high-tech gadgets, Mr. Miyabe and a staff of about 30 tend heads of lettuce. "We thought about a data center or

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/9/2014 9:48:40 AM     (No. 9916542)

great idea. maybe they can try this in Detroit...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 10:47:11 AM     (No. 9916663)

Time for US and Japanese companies to work together to stop the (mainly) Chinese juggernaut?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/10/2014 12:11:20 AM     (No. 9917788)

Sorry, I do not want to eat anything grown in Japan, especially near the reactors.

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