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The Japanese: How They Live and Work
Japan's rapid economic success is one of today's most remarkable phenomena. The Japanese have always excelled in two capacities - as warriors and as artists. The qualities that made them fighters have brought them economic success. Thier artistry retains its universal appeal, but they themselves wish that Westerners would forget the quaint image of them that persists.
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published 1973 by Praeger Publishers
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While this book is certainly an interesting read, I found it to be horribly outdated. It was published in the early 70's and it really shows. While the author certainly writes well enough so that it is a good enough read in any timeframe, it goes into such statistics on imports and exports that are completely unnecessary to today's economic growth that it nearly renders this book useless. However, the slight history lesson and the small chapter on basic things a tourist should know are ...more