Drawing Tablets / Cascades (Airplane Component)

The fascinating stories and secrets behind hit Japanese products, plus parts and machines that boast the top share of niche markets. In the first half: the story behind the development of drawing tablets created in 1987 that are used for comics, animation and commercial design. In the second half: cascades, an important airplane component. We go behind the scenes with the Japanese company that controls over 90% of the global market share for these components.

Yamamoto Sadao, currently involved with the development of drawing tablets
Illustration made with a drawing tablet
Osaki Kazuya, currently involved with the engineering of cascades