COMPETITION: No Dumping At Home

No Dumping At Home

Fujitsu, Japan's largest computer firm, has often come under attack in the West for its trade practices. U.S. rivals have accused Fujitsu of a lowball pricing policy that keeps foreign firms out of the Japanese market. But last week a howl of protest went up in Japan when Fujitsu tried to carry out such pricing at home. The uproar occurred after Hiroshima's city government sought bids to design a new computer system. Seven firms offered to do the work at prices ranging from $2,000 to $201,000. But the winner was Fujitsu, which submitted a bid of less than a penny. The...

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