In December 2014, the Semiconductor Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Computer History Museum sent a representative to Japan to interview seven former executives from the Japanese semiconductor industry. All of these executives started with their respective companies directly from the University and rose to a top leadership position within their organizations. They each played key roles in the development of semiconductor technology and business in Japan from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. Together they helped propel the Japanese semiconductor industry from virtually no market share in the 1960’s to a world leadership position in the 1980’s. The goal of these oral histories was to further understand the methods and reasons behind this tremendous accomplishment.