Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. c-ii

Title Page

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. iii-iii

Copyright Page

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. iv-iv

CONTENTS

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. v-vi

read more

PREFACE

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. vii-xviii

Several years ago when reporters asked Crown Prince Naruhito to describe the qualities he was looking for in a future wife, he replied, "I want to marry someone who has the same sense of values that I have."
Although the concept of values is taken very seriously in both the United States and Europe, it has attracted little public attention in Japan until recently....

read more

ONE THE RISE OF REVISIONISM

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-38

A New Containment Policy? Early in 1991, I had a discussion with James Fallows, the Washington editor of the Atlantic Monthly, who is calling for drastic changes in U.S. policy toward Japan. During the course of our conversation he made a remark that helps explain the...

read more

TWO CONFLICTING VIEWS OF THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 39-72

Japanese Hypercorporatism. One crucial difference between the United States and Japan is that Japan is a country that holds government in high esteem, whereas the American public has a fundamental distrust of government. This difference is significant because,...

read more

THREE THE ANATOMY OF U.S.-JAPANESE ANTAGONISMS

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 73-102

America Is a Country of Rules. As I travel back and forth between Japan and the United States, I always feel that the first country is too homogeneous and the second is too pluralistic. In Japan, for example, it is easy to chat with the cab driver on the way to Narita Airport. From...

read more

FOUR IN SOME WAYS JAPAN REALLY IS ODD

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 103-136

Are Money Games Really Bad? "America has become so engrossed in money games and M&As [mergers and acquisitions] that it no longer makes things. That is why its industrial base has eroded, and the country has gone on a consumer spending spree, buying things...

read more

FIVE IS A PAX JAPONICA POSSIBLE?

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 137-182

Conditions for Leadership. Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers was highly acclaimed in Japan because it contains two messages that are welcome to Japanese ears. The first is that the age of the great power (America) is coming to an end. The other is that...

read more

SIX JAPAN'S FUTURE COURSE

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 183-208

Product Innovation versus Process Innovation. Has Japan really become such a technological superpower that it can, as Shintaro Ishihara claims, twist America and Russia around its little finger by controlling the flow of its high-tech exports? Or is Japan's technological...

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 209-210

INDEX

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 211-bc