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For Richer, For Poorer: The New U.S.-Japan Relationship
For Richer, For Poorer: The New U.S.-Japan Relationship
By Ellen L. Frost
Council on Foreign Relations, 1987, 199 pp

Is the rapid shift in the relative wealth of Japan and the United States the underlying source of the tensions between the two countries? That is only one of the many penetrating questions considered in this thoughtful, well-informed examination of one of the most important segments of international relations. How Washington and Tokyo deal with one another is of more than bilateral importance, as the book shows, but most of the many suggestions for reducing the dangers and improving the prospects focus on "we and they." The author, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense who now works for Westinghouse, had the advice of a study group at the Council on Foreign Relations in writing this valuable book.