In This Review

Japan's Unequal Trade
Japan's Unequal Trade
By Edward J. Lincoln
Brookings, 1990, 290 pp

At the core of this valuable book is a careful and interesting explanation of why Japan has a "peculiar trading pattern" that makes it "extraordinarily different" from other industrial countries. There have been some changes, but to get more the United States must continue to bargain for greater openness in the Japanese economy and not "numerical outcomes" achieved by managed trade.