An Ocean Apart: Explaining Three Decades Of U.s.-japanese Trade Frictions

Hardcover | January 1, 1998

byStephen D. Cohen

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Closing a critical gap in the literature examining the strained relationship between the U.S. and Japan, this book synthesizes the economic, political, historical, and cultural factors that have led these two nations, both practitioners of capitalism, along quite different paths in search of different goals. Taking an objective, multidisciplinary approach, the author argues that there is no single explanation for Japan's domestic economic or foreign trade successes. Rather, his analysis points to a systemic mismatch that has been misdiagnosed and treated with inadequate corrective measures. This systemic mismatch in the corporate strategy, economic policies, and attitudes of the U.S. and Japan created and is perpetuating three decades of bilateral economic frictions and disequilibria. As long as both the U.S. and Japan deal more with symptoms than causes, bilateral problems will persist. This book's unique analysis will encourage a better understanding on both sides of the Pacific of what has happened, is happening, and will continue to happen if corporate executives and policymakers in the two countries do not better realize the extent of their differences and adopt better corrective measures.

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Closing a critical gap in the literature examining the strained relationship between the U.S. and Japan, this book synthesizes the economic, political, historical, and cultural factors that have led these two nations, both practitioners of capitalism, along quite different paths in search of different goals. Taking an objective, multid...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.62 × 6.43 × 1.02 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275956865

ISBN - 13:9780275956868

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?What sets Cohen apart from this prior scholarship is not an ocean of difference, perhaps, but a sincere willingness to document painstakingly decades of debate on the subject....Cohen's careful survey will be a useful resource.??Pacific Affairs