American Multinationals and Japan: The Political Economy of Japanese Capital Controls, 1899-1980 by Mark MasonAmerican Multinationals and Japan: The Political Economy of Japanese Capital Controls, 1899-1980 by Mark Mason

American Multinationals and Japan: The Political Economy of Japanese Capital Controls, 1899-1980

byMark Mason

Hardcover | January 1, 1992

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This pioneering study of United States direct investment in Japan will interest academic specialists, business managers, and government policymakers in America, Japan, and elsewhere. Drawing on rich historical materials from both sides of the Pacific, including corporate records and government documents never before made public, Mason examines the development of both Japanese policy towards foreign investment and the strategic responses of American corporations. This history is related in part through original case studies of Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Ford, General Motors, International Business Machines, Motorola, Otis Elevator, Texas Instruments, Western Electric, and Victor Talking Machine.

The book seeks to explain why s little foreign direct investment has entered modern Japan. In contrast to the widely held view that emphasizes an alleged lack of effort on the part of foreign corporations, this study finds that Japanese restrictions merit greater attention. Many analysts of the modern Japanese political economy identify the Japanese government as the key actor in initiating such restrictions. Mason finds that the influence of Japanese business has often proved more potent than these analysts suggest. This book offers fresh insights into both the operation of the modern Japanese political economy and of its relations with the world economy.

Title:American Multinationals and Japan: The Political Economy of Japanese Capital Controls, 1899-1980Format:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 9 × 6 × 0 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:Harvard

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ISBN - 10:0674026306

ISBN - 13:9780674026308

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Prologue: The Outer Gates, Origins to 1899

1. The Door Ajar, 1899-1930

2. The Sliding Door, 1930-1940

3. The Closed Door, 1940-1950

4. The Screen Door, 1950-1970

5. The Inner Door, 1970-1980

Conclusions

Appendixes
A. The United States-Japanese Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 1911 (Excerpts)
B. The Automobile Manufacturing Industry Law of 1936 (Excerpts)
C. The United States-Japanese Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation of 1953 (Excerpts)
D. The Foreign Investment Law of 1950 (Excerpts)
E. The Capital Liberalization Program
F. The Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law of 1980 (Excerpts)

Notes

Bibliography

Index