While the stronger yen threatens to eat into the profits of exporters, it's also attracting foreigners by increasing their dollar-denominated return.
Yutaka Miura quote
We will continue to invest in whatever the laws of semiconductor physics will allow on a 32-bit architecture for servers and workstations. As long as we can deliver benefit and value and meet customer needs, 32-bit processors will be available. We will introduce Cascades (a 32-bit upgrade) at the end of this year and Foster (another 32-bit upgrade) next year, and then we show (on our roadmap) some unnamed bubbles beyond that into 2001.