"An important new book..." Hugo Restall, The Asian Wall Street Journal, 10/25/2002
"Winner, 2002 Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for Economics" Award
"... a provocative new book." John Thornhill, Financial Times, 11/18/2002
"[The book has] many astute... observations about the Japanese economic and political system." Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs, 5/1/2003
"many astute and sometimes provocative observations about the Japanese economic and political system." Foreign Affairs
Akio Mikuni is one of the most universally respected analysts of the Japanese economy in the global financial community. He is the president and founder of Mikuni & Co. Ltd, Japan's leading independent, investor-supported bond-rating agency. Mikuni was named one of the fifty most influential individuals in Asia by Business Week in 1999. He also has been the subject of profiles in the Financial Times and Fortune. R. Taggart Murphy, a former investment banker, is foreign professor, College of International Studies, Tsukuba University, Japan, and a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution. His recent books include The Weight of the Yen: How Denial Imperils America's Future and Ruins an Alliance (W. W. Norton, 1997) and Ugokanu Nihon e no Shohosen ( Prescriptions for a Japan That Is Not Moving), (Mainichi Shinbunsha, 1998).
This book seemingly answers a lot of question I had about the Japanese governmental system. For example, how could a functioning government have 5 different prime ministers in 4... Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by Kenneth
Concise and clear. Interesting writting style without the unecessary theoretical and empirical evidences that would make reading this kind of book a burden.Published on November 18, 2010 by jj
I've only read half of the book for about a month now. I'm sLOWLY digesting the information. Quite a good read and interesting to note the author wrote, " The current account... Read morePublished on October 31, 2008 by Mwaa
This is a brilliant book on economics. Its contribution to economics is no less significant than Keynsian General Theory. Read morePublished on May 9, 2004 by "maxrivshin"