You need only see the walton videos to see that they are not just assembling the products. Japan also started by assembling and copying western products and they continue to remain just about there. If japan had any real R&D we would have seen the Japanese create products and markets for them. Can you name me one single product created in Japan that went global other than ramen noodle or other food products like waygu or shushi. You can not because there has been none. Japan is the sole manufacturers of sewing machine.....GTFOH.....seriously did the industrial revolution starting in UK just pass you by...... i assume the textile industry of UK, france and holland relied on the japanese. Or lets not forget US and Canada.... where will the west be without the Japanese.Where do you see mobile manufacturing plants in BD? It is all assembling plants. FDIs come for this because labor is cheap. Now, with such cheap labor why Bd cannot even produce NEEDLES? It is because its people lack knowledge in metallurgies. Needles do not use wrought iron, certainly. Japan was the sole manufacturer of sewing machines and needles.
Korean learned from them and now China has also become the master of this technology. But, not Golden Bangladesh. Its people have many excuses but love to become famous by talking big things like this which will remain outside of its scope for the next few centuries. Very cheap stunts only.
FDI comes for cheap labour.... well obviously thats where our comparative advantage lies.
Why do you bring Japan into every conversation? In what way is BD and Japan in any way comparible?
There are many good things about Japan and there are also equal number of bad things. Comparing either spectrum is quite pointless as the two nation shares very little in common.