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Japan seeks to stop tech brain drain

More than 1,000 experts have been lost to Asian rivals in 40 years

Companies like South Korea's Samsung Electronics and China's Huawei have grown astonishingly in recent years as those countries have poached experts from Japanese peers like Panasonic and Hitachi.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- More than 1,000 of Japan's technical experts left over about four decades to join companies in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian rivals, research has found, raising concerns for the country's competitive edge in cutting-edge technology.

The government is seeking a way to stop the drain.

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