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Taking Japan Seriously: A Confucian Perspective On Leading Economic Issues
Taking Japan Seriously: A Confucian Perspective On Leading Economic Issues
By Ronald Dore
Stanford University Press, 1987, 264 pp

One of the best interpreters of Japan to the West asks whether some of the good features of Japanese economic and social performance may be emerging in England and the United States in the natural order of things, and whether some others could be developed with a certain amount of encouragement. His rich and subtle discussion focuses mainly on Britain. A final chapter that looks at the United States is almost as interesting for the comparison between the two "Anglo-Saxon" countries as for the relation of each to the Japanese model.