Rich Nation, Strong Army: National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japanby Richard J. Samuels
'An original and illuminating interpretation of what makes Japan a power to be reckoned with in the global village's marketplace.... The author argues persuasively that Japan's continuing drive for unassailable autonomy (in aircraft, communications, and other strategic industries) is firmly rooted in ancient ideologies and institutions designed to serve the public interest. A genuinely fresh framework in which to evaluate the challenges a Pacific Rim colossus poses for the West.' - Kirkus Reviews
"A masterful study of the Japanese arms and aircraft industries, analyzing the interrelationship between military and civilian technology since the mid-nineteenth century."Foreign Affairs
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Richard J. Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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