Zaibatsu America: How Japanese Firms Are Colonizing Vital U. S. Industries

Zaibatsu America: How Japanese Firms Are Colonizing Vital U. S. Industries

by Robert L. Kearns
     
 

Reveals the dynamic inner workings of todays Japanese conglomerates, modeled structurally on the long since outlawed zaibatsu mercantilist operations, & now known as keirersu. Shows how Toyota is now producing 200,000 cars a year in its Georgetown, Kentucky plant through a network of independent Japanese owned suppliers. Operating from the center of the keiretsu are…  See more details below

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Reveals the dynamic inner workings of todays Japanese conglomerates, modeled structurally on the long since outlawed zaibatsu mercantilist operations, & now known as keirersu. Shows how Toyota is now producing 200,000 cars a year in its Georgetown, Kentucky plant through a network of independent Japanese owned suppliers. Operating from the center of the keiretsu are powerful Japanese superbanks, including Dai-Ichi, Fuji, Sumitomo, & others. These banks make low cost capital available to their sister companies for the long-term investment needed to create successful market domination. This book explains what the council on Competitiveness meant in saying America is turning over the keys to economic growth & prosperity. Powerful & disturbing! John Train

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Kearns reveals the inner workings of today's Japanese conglomerates, which deploy policies to produce a single result--control of targeted industries from top to bottom. While he warns that Americans are rapidly losing control of vital parts of their economy, he also believes that by learning from and responding to the Japanese challenge, America can again reassert itself as a productive and competitive nation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780788155574
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
256

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