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Has Elon Musk's Tesla already won?

Tesla-versus-Toyota drama partly explains why Japan Inc. is stuck in first gear

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Elon Musk dances onstage during a delivery event for China-made Model 3 cars in Shanghai on Jan. 7: his operation is not hampered by the galaxy of moving parts.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

As Elon Musk's Tesla blows the doors off Toyota, it is painfully clear how slow Japan Inc. has been to get the memo.

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