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Japan's Ministry of Finance -- the all-powerful Okurasho -- has a single objective: nation building at any cost. Tracing its medieval origins and authority back to a divine mandate, the Ministry bows to neither Parliament nor the Prime Minister. Staffed not by economists as in the Western world, but by graduates of the elite Tokyo University Law School, the Ministry's ...more
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Harvard Business Review Press
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Peter Hartcher is the political and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. His books include Bubble Man, The Sweet Spot and To the Bitter End. His first Quarterly Essay, Bipolar Nation, was published in 2007.