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Japan as (Anything but) Number One : Anything but Number One - Jon Woronoff

Japan as (Anything but) Number One

Anything but Number One

Paperback Published: 1st June 1991
ISBN: 9780873328739
Number Of Pages: 303

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A full scale examination of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War - the events that led to it, the Cold War aftermath, and the implications for the region and beyond.

Introduction (Appearances Can Be Deceiving)
Welcome To Wonderlandp. 11
Distinguishing Honne From Tatemaep. 19
Superior Grades
Japanese-Style Management (Fact Or Fiction?)
How It Really Worksp. 29
Not Quite Lifetime Employmentp. 35
Harmony Or Elsep. 39
Less Lovable Than Effectivep. 46
Japanese Companies (The All-Mighty Kaisha)
Company Familiesp. 51
The Seven Csp. 56
When Better Is Worsep. 59
Industrial Policy (Promoting And Meddling)
Targeting Techniquesp. 69
Industrial Overkillp. 74
Satisfactory Grades
Economic Progress (Onward If Not Upward)
No More Growth Herop. 81
Good Sectors, Bad Sectorsp. 87
Productive, Not Fruitfulp. 92
Education (What Is Learning?)
World Champion Test-Takersp. 99
Lower Higher Educationp. 105
Education Or Inductionp. 112
(Almost) Time For Reformp. 116
Crime (Integrating The Criminal Element)
Japanese Criminals As No. 1p. 125
Crime? What Crime?p. 132
Unsatisfactory Grades
Politics (The Japanese Way)
Politicians: Fronting For The Systemp. 141
Bureaucrats: Making Things Runp. 149
Businessmen: Pulling The Stringsp. 156
People: Accepting But Not Approvingp. 163
Society (Discordant Harmonies)
Solidarity Outward, Not Inwardp. 171
Gender, Generation And Other Gapsp. 179
Meritocracy Or Schoolocracy?p. 186
Internationalization (Time To Join The World)
Leadership Or Followershipp. 197
The Closed-Country Syndromep. 205
The U.S. Connectionp. 210
Inferior Grades
Quality of Life (If You Can Call That Quality)
The "Rich" Japanesep. 221
All Work And No Playp. 227
To Make Life Worth Livingp. 234
Amenities (Be It Ever So Humble)
Life In A Rabbit Hutchp. 243
Glorious Plans And Miragesp. 252
Welfare (What Is There To Be Entitled To?)
Desperately Seeking Welfarep. 261
Letting The Future Take Care Of Itselfp. 266
Conclusion (Japan As No. 23, Or 57, Or Whatever)
Learning From Japan...Sometimesp. 273
Friends--Or Enemies--Of Japan?p. 279
Containing The Apologistsp. 285
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9780873328739
ISBN-10: 0873328736
Series: Anything but Number One
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 1st June 1991
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44