Giants of Japan: The Lives of Japan's Greatest Men and Women

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Kodansha International, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 377 pages
Giants of Japan is the first book to inform readers about Asia's powerhouse through the lives of Japan's most important people. The book compresses centuries of history and economic growth by telling the stories - enterprising, adventurous, inspiring - of some remarkable men and women. Here are more than forty fascinating biographies of people who have shaped Japan's industry, history, and culture, individuals who have given their society its unique emphasis on both success and serenity.

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About the author (1999)

MARK WESTON has worked as a journalist for ABC News and has written for The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Land and People of Pakistan, and a one-man play about George Orwell, The Last Man in Europe. He lives in Armonk, New York.
WALTER MONDALE, who wrote the foreword, is a former vice president of the United States and Ambassador to Japan.

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