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Best Books On Japan: A Second Opinion

I have had occasion to  second-guess a recent list of best books on Japan. An old joke has it that a newspaper editor is a person who separates the wheat from the chaff, and then prints the chaff. On this … Continue reading

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Japan then, America now: A misleading comparison

America’s economic crisis today is not like Japan’s in the 1990s. It is far worse. (This article was first published in the Number 1 Shimbun, the magazine of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.) American commentators have been rushing to … Continue reading

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