Footnote [55]:
During this time, I brought NEC engineers to Denelcor. They received ample materials but the deal for its technology know-how transfer was not materialized. NEC has then developed one of the world fastest supercomputer and recently installed it in the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO. This is the usual Japanese tactic (*). The U.S. government will impose a penalty to NEC (and other Japanese computer makers, e.g., Fujitsu and Hitachi) with up to 454% import tax surcharge for their under-cutting the price in competition to the American competitors <The New York Times, September 27, 1997>, -- they developed their mainframe computers with the support of the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (i.e., Japanese taxpayers' money).

(*) They showed their interest in HEP, so that Denelcor provided them with ample information. A few years later, they declined to purchase it, and some years later they developed similar products to compete American products.

This is because their culture (which is based on their religion) is idolatry -- not giving any values to "in-tangibleness," "in-visibleness" -- more later.

A snag here is that, by the time when Japanese thought that they have caught up with American technological front, American's technology has already moved to the next higher level. Japanese are always the "second best." Examples are Japanese world-largest battleships, Musashi and Yamato, NHK's HDTV project, etc., as mentioned before. Even the race of the developing mainframe supercomputers has already been peaked out in the U.S. and American's interest is now how to link them with broad-band Internet for distributed computer simulation for the study of, say, global climatology, etc., as having those interlinked supercomputers work as a single system. This was what I have advocated since a quarter century ago.