`In conclusion, one really cannot fault this book and it was a pleasure to read. While it is not a history of the Japanese economy per se, one can open the book at almost any page and learn something about Japan's history in the context of its economy. It is a well-written, lucid and attractive book, and should be recommended reading for all students of Japan's economy and business. Its broad historical sweep should make it appealing to business historians, too, particularly those with an interest in economics. ' Michael J. Lynskey, Business History
About the Author
David Flath is Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University, where he has been employed since 1976. He has previously been Visiting Professor of Economics at Kyoto University (2001-2) and at Osaka University (1995-6), and is the author of numerous academic articles on the Japanese economy.