Basically, Japan's share of the global semiconductor market has dropped from 50% in the 1990s to less than 10% today. Development has continued to decline, so much so that it has missed the opportunity for FinFET development. So how can Japan accelerate its pursuit of technological development? What lessons can other countries and companies learn from Japan's mistakes? Interviewee in this issue: Karl Breidenbach, deputy director of Boston Consulting Groups (BCG).