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Cartels of the Mind: Japan's Intellectual Closed Shop

Cartels of the Mind: Japan's Intellectual Closed Shop

by Ivan P. Hall


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“A brilliant analysis of the most profound barrier—the core of the multi-layered onion—that isolates Japan from the rest of the world, Ivan Hall carefully documents how Japan systematically blocks access by foreign professionals to intellectual discourse and debate. Essential reading to understand the essence of Japanese exclusionism.” —Glen S. Fukushima, Vice President, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; Vice Chairman, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission; and Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China.

An inside look at Japan's use of professional barriers, both institutional and psychological, against the entire outside world.

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ISBN-13: 9780393347760
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/11/1998
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ivan Hall has spent nearly three decades in Japan as a correspondent, cultural diplomat, and academic. He was the first associate director of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and spent nine years teaching as a professor in Japanese universities. He lives in Tokyo.

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