The author would like to acknowledgement the assistance of many people in Japan, including the Technopolis Staff in the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Professor Kawashima at Gagushin University in Tokyo and Norman Glickman, University of Texas, Austin. The author gives special thanks to Noryuki Sugiara. Professor of Geography and Economics at Keio University. Tokyo who made arrangements for many of the meetings with members of MITI while I was in Tokyo. Special Thanks to Erica Schoenberger and Barbara Baran for their comments on earlier drafts of this article.