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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.