Japan: Why It Works, Why It Doesn't

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ISBN-13: 9780824819675
Published: October 1997

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236 pages
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  • About the Book
  • This collection of twenty-six essays furnishes concise explanations of everyday Japanese life in simplified economic terms.

    They begin with such questions as, Do Japanese live better than Americans? Why don't Japanese workers claim all their overtime? Why don't Japanese use personal checking accounts? Why do Japanese give and receive so many gifts?

    The essays are written in non-technical, accessible language intended for the undergraduate or advanced placement high school student taking an economics course or studying Japan in a social science course. The general reader will find the book a fascinating compendium of facts on Japanese culture and daily life.