1959 BILLBOARD MAGAZINE - THE JAPANESE INVASION

"A whole U.S. consumer market is threatened, U.S. firms contend, by the flood of neatly packaged, competitively priced transistorized portable radios bearing the 'Made in Japan' label."

"CBS Electronics estimates 40% of the U.S. market in transistor radios may go to the Japanese in 1960 unless checked."

"Wages paid to skilled Japanese labor in the radio-phone field are about one fifth of what they are in this country"

 Three pertinent quotes from this informative article that appeared in a November 1959 edition of Billboard Magazine.

 

From the above article comes the following quote;
 
"A group of top manufacturers (Arvin, Sylvania, CBS Electronics, Radio Development & Research, Clevite, Tung-Sol) has complained to the Office of Civil Defence & Mobilization that the free-wheeling Japanese invasion is 'undermining' the defense capacity of U.S industry - a serious charge.
 
This quote leads in nicely to a followup article that appeared in a June 1962 edition of Billboard Magazine.