Japan : Why it Works, Why it Doesn't

Japan : Why it Works, Why it Doesn't

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
James Mak, Shigeyuki Abe, Kazuhiro Igawa, Shyam Sunder
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 385.55g
Publication date
01 Nov 1997
Publisher
University of Hawai'i Press
Publication City/Country
Honolulu, HI, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0824819675
ISBN13
9780824819675