Japan, the Fragile Superpower

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Charles E. Tuttle, 1996 - Japan - 421 pages
What is the secret of Japan's economic success? What are the country's prospects for the future? Japan: The Fragile Superpower sets out to answer these intriguing questions and at the same time provides a penetrating analysis of the inner dynamics of Japanese business, politics, and culture. The first edition of Frank Gibney's widely acclaimed book was long required reading for anyone interested in modern Japan. Nearly twenty years later, many of Gibney's original observations still hold true. More important, this third revised edition considers recent events - the catastrophic Kobe earthquake, the sarin-gas attacks on Tokyo subways, the collapse of the "bubble economy" - that would seem to have profound effects on Japan. Today Japanese products and tourists can be found in every corner of the globe, but Japan itself remains an enigma to most people. Japan: The Fragile Superpower is a timely and thorough introduction to the country that, more than ever before, seems poised to play a key role in world affairs.

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