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Pacific Rift: Adventures in the Fault Zone between the U.S. and Japan
     

Pacific Rift: Adventures in the Fault Zone between the U.S. and Japan

by Michael Lewis, William S. Rukeyser (Editor), Anthony C. Kiser (Editor)
 

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In 'Pacific Rift, ' the best selling author aims his skewering wit at the so-called cultural clash between Japan and the United States. The result is a very different kind of book on U.S.- Japanese business relations. Lewis dramatizes tragicomic collisions between the two cultures and the basic misconceptions that Americans and Japanese have about each other.

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In 'Pacific Rift, ' the best selling author aims his skewering wit at the so-called cultural clash between Japan and the United States. The result is a very different kind of book on U.S.- Japanese business relations. Lewis dramatizes tragicomic collisions between the two cultures and the basic misconceptions that Americans and Japanese have about each other.

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Library Journal
While a bond salesman for Salomon Brothers, Lewis ( Liar's Poker , LJ 9/1/89; The Money Culture , LJ 9/15/91) noticed that when one Japanese bought, they all bought. Their money seemed to move in concert, as if it were ``being coordinated by some sinister force.'' In writing this book, Lewis hoped to find the source of tension between the United States and Japan by examining the business lives of two men; one a Japanese real estate rep in New York, the other an American insurance man in Tokyo. Both our governments control finance and industry in similar fashions while exhibiting marked cultural differences. According to the American in Tokyo, ``The first rule in Japan . . . is that no one is allowed to go out of business.'' Lewis's opening story about the first American tourist in Japan is quite an attention getter, and his conversational style and off-center wit make the book a pleasure to read. This work is timely, given the current Japan-bashing controversy. Recommended for all collections.-- Lisa K. Miller, American Graduate Sch. of International Management Lib., Glendale, Ariz.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962474569
Publisher:
Whittle Communications
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Series:
Larger Agenda Series
Pages:
88

Meet the Author

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1960
Place of Birth:
New Orleans, LA
Education:
Princeton University, B.A. in Art History, 1982; London School of Economics, 1985

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