The Brothers: The Hidden World of Japan's Richest Family

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Random House, 1994 - Business & Economics - 418 pages
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The Tsutsumi family is Japan's greatest business dynasty. Like the Rockefellers or Gettys in the West, they have achieved a near-mythic quality. Theirs is the ultimate rags-to-riches story, a drama of cutthroat business intrigue and ties of honor, family rivalry, and the trials of wives and concubines, set against the turbulent background of Japan in the twentieth century. Although the Tsutsumis are constantly in the media spotlight, they have been justifiably secretive about their business dealings and their complex private lives; no one has dared to tell their true story. The Brothers gives the first and only full account of this legendary clan, and in doing so presents a rare insider's perspective on Japan.

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I like stories about Japan but for some reason or another this book was not my cup of tea. It was interesting to read about the political situation after WW II and about the daily habits of Japanese ... Read full review

Contents

THE PATRIARCH 1 The Beginning Omi 18891907
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Waseda 19071915
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Karuizawa 19151923
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Lesley Downer is an award-winning author of many books on Japan. She divides her time between London and Tokyo.

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