While not related to wooddorking or tools, this article may be
interesting to you. It's about why electronic gadgetry is so much more
advanced in Japan than in North America, and one reason cited was
exactly what Ian stated: Wal-Mart, low prices, and "cost and value", as
the article puts it:
Check the last two paragraphs in section "May the (Market) Forces Be
A point they make is that in Japan the market is driven by teenagers. That
implies that teenagers are either horribly overindulged by Japanese parents
or that Japanese teenagers have the ability earn a decent income. Now,
given that it is perfectly legal for a Japanese girl to engage in
prostitution at 13 (remember when that story surfaced?), perhaps the real
difference is that we treat teenagers as children and they don't?
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