Hiroko Tabuchi reports for the Associated Press on November 3, 2007:
In Japan, the PC's role in homes is diminishing. Japan's overall PC shipments have been shrinking for five consecutive quarters as the PC market is being encroached by new gadgets such as smart phones and game consoles. Analysts wonder whether Japan will become the first major market to see a decline in PC use - and whether this could be the picture of things to come in other countries.
This news report looks at why Japanese consumers are shunning PCs, and how far the PC has fallen in Japan.