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Is Korea The Next Japan
Is Korea The Next Japan
By T. W. Kang
Free Press, 1989, 196 pp

Born in Japan to Korean parents and currently general manager of the systems business of Intel Japan, Kang assesses the underlying factors of South Korea's economic success and relates these to Korea's relationship with both Japan and the United States. He argues that the United States is shortsighted in "going after Korea" on the trade problem and should instead position itself to play off Korea against Japan. He urges every U.S. corporation that has partnered with or purchased from Japanese firms to consider a similar arrangement with the Koreans in order to set up a "win-win synergistic arrangement" that makes the best of the U.S.-Korean-Japanese economic triangle.