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Japan: The Blighted Blossom
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Star Books
Publication date September 1, 1989
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780919573864
ISBN-10 091957386X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Canada
Original list price $20.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In Japan: The Blighted Blossom, Roy Thomas reveals the reality behind the faade of a stable democracy, a rigorous education system, and an "economic miracle" within which managers and workers coexist in workaholic harmony. Patronage, bribery, and blackmail undermine democracy, and a rigid, authoritarian environment oppresses workers. While debunking many of Japan's official myths, Thomas displays an unmistakeable empathy for the Japanese people and staunch support for their efforts to build a genuine democracy.The first popular book in English to explain why Japan's chance at democracy may be lost.

Roy Thomas, a graduate of Waseda University in Tokyo and author of China: The Awakening Giant, has spent much of his life in Japan.

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9780919573864 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $20.95
About: In Japan: The Blighted Blossom, Roy Thomas reveals the reality behind the faade of a stable democracy, a rigorous education system, and an "economic miracle" within which managers and workers coexist in workaholic harmony.

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