Hello everyone, this is Akito from Singapore.
About 20 years ago, when I was a young reporter, my work backpack was filled with Japanese electronics products. There was a Sony feature phone, which was on the cutting edge of design at the time, an Olympus voice recorder, a Toshiba music player and a Panasonic digital camera. For a while, I also had an NTT Docomo pager clipped to my belt so editors could get a hold of me whenever major news broke. The only non-Japanese brand equipment I used back then was an IBM laptop provided by Nikkei.