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Huawei's war for talent keeps Sony and NEC on the edge

Chinese tech giant's meritocracy attracting an army of engineers in Japan

Huawei Technologies founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has grown the company from a seller of switchboards to a major force in the global tech industry.

TOKYO -- When Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies was looking for a new site for its Japan research lab, it found a lot to like near Shinagawa Station, smack dab in the center of Tokyo.

A few of its powerful Japanese peers were already there.

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