June 10, 1990 |
Don't tell Kazuhiko Nishi that Japanese people aren't creative. After all, he's the charismatic Wunderkind--the "Steve Jobs of Japan"--who dropped out of a prestigious university to become the nation's chief evangelist of the personal computer revolution. At age 21, in 1977, he started a computer magazine publishing firm. Renamed ASCII Corp., it is now Japan's largest software publishing firm. At 22, he talked Microsoft Corp. into making him its sole agent in Japan. At 23, he persuaded NEC Corp.