Japan in the Bluegrass

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Overview

"Fifteen years after Toyota announced it would build a manufacturing plant in the heart of the Bluegrass, Kentucky crafts are being used to help sell Camrys at car dealerships in Japan and sushi and Japanese condiments are widely stocked on grocery shelves in a number of cities across Kentucky. In early 2000, the state boasted more than 100 Japanese companies representing a total investment of more than seven billion dollars, employing more than 33,000 Kentuckians. Japan in the Bluegrass is the first book to focus on the regional and local impact of the globalization of Japanese businesses, particularly Toyota, in the United States. Fourteen American and Japanese contributors include geographers, political scientists, sociologists, and an economist, urban planner, and environmental scientist, and their essays go beyond the traditional exploration of politics and economics to examine the social, cultural, and environmental effects of Japanese investment in Kentucky. The authors examine the factors that brought these companies to this part of the United States, which range from a well-developed system of highways to cooperation from state and local governments to hefty incentive packages. They discuss the significant influence of Toyota and its suppliers on local communities in Kentucky as well as in Toyota City, Japan. Essays also cover the social and cultural shifts that have resulted from Japanese investment, including educational activities in public schools, the relationship between business and local media, and the integration of Japanese managers and their families into Kentucky communities.

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"A wide-ranging and clearly authoritative account of Toyota's social and economic impact on the Bluegrass." -- Roman Cybriwsky

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813121970
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
A Note on Terms
1 Japan and Kentucky 1
2 Japanese Investment in Kentucky 15
3 State and Local Government Negotiation with Japanese Multinational Corporations 45
4 The Geography of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Corporation 61
5 Yesterday and Today: Changes in Workers' Lives in Toyota City, Japan 98
6 Dynamics of Growth and Change in Georgetown, Kentucky 123
7 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, and the Kentucky Economy 155
8 Social Impacts of Japanese Businesses in Small Communities of Kentucky 167
9 Japanese Corporate Environmental Practices in Kentucky 201
10 Assessing Environmental Performance of Japanese Industrial Facilities in Kentucky 222
11 Attitudes toward Japanese Investments in Kentucky 263
12 Public Perception of Toyota Motor Corporation in Kentucky 275
13 Japan and Kentucky in Perspective 311
Contributors 329
Index 333
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