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Westport, CT 1999 Hard cover First edition. 1st edition / published 1999. New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscribed and Signed to Brian by Bill Farrell. Gift Quality. ... Immaculate. Pristine. Fast Arrival. Brand New. Carefully packed in bubblewrap Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 312 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Inscribed and Signed to Brian by Bill Farrell. Gift Quality. Immaculate. Pristine. Fast Arrival. Brand New. Carefully packed in bubblewrap. Inscribed and Signed copy. 1st edition / published 1999. Free USPS tracking. Read more Show Less

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With the bursting of the econmic bubble in the early 1990's Japan's public and private sectors have undergone dramatic change. William Farrell analyzes the economic superpower's turmoil in the political, bureaucratic and business arenas and offers a candid look at opportunities and strategies now open to U.S. business in Japan. A practical compendium of useful and up-to-date information, this book cuts through the stereotypical fog and is a valuable resource for business people, policy makers, and academics.

Despite the recent economic crisis, Japan still accounts for two-thirds of the entire Asian economy. However, in 1998, unemployment reached an historic high, the stock market plummeted, financial institutions were failing, and bankruptcies were a daily occurrence. William Farrell analyzes the discord in the political, bureaucratic, and business arenas and offers a candid look at opportunities and strategies now open to U.S. business. This timely book allows the reader to comprehend and act upon these public and private sector changes taking place in one of the world's largest economies.

Former Vice President of the United States and Ambassador to Japan, Walter F. Mondale, provides a foreword. The book also includes a comprehensive chronology of key events from 1994 through to the present. The connections between Japanese business and government are shown in graphic form. The recent history of the Japanese economy is revealed with a fascinating look at the inner working of the nation's most influential organizations. Additionally, U.S. and Japanese leadership and decision-making styles are compared, and the myth of a never-changing Japan is challenged. After reviewing and analyzing these key issues, the concluding chapter discusses how one becomes a participant in the process and identifies emerging opportunities. As a practical resource of useful and current information, this book cuts through false predictions of doom and demystifies the complexity of the Japanese bureaucracy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567202953
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM R. FARRELL is President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Strategies/Asia, an internationally focused company providing timely, technologically enhanced information for its clients.

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Table of Contents

1 The Exercise of Leadership and Influence 1
2 Can Political Leopards Change Their Spots? 43
3 Those Bureaucrats 77
4 Business Samurai: The Role of Big Business in Japan 109
5 Japan 2000: Back to the Future 149
6 Making the System Work for You 181
App. I The Web: Tracking Network of Corporate and Government Interaction 213
App. II Profiles and Connections of Key Players 219
App. III Outline of Key Events, 1994-98 223
App. IV United States-Japan Trade and Investment Figures 271
Selected Bibliography 277
Index 281
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